Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire commends NH Senate for defeating an increase in the Gas Tax and Tobacco Tax


Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire commends NH Senate for defeating an increase in the Gas Tax and Tobacco Tax

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Derek Dufresne
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(Manchester – May 23, 2013) Today, the Senate voted 18-6 to indefinitely postpone HB 617, which would have increased the gas tax by 67%. The Senate also voted 13-11 that HB 659 was inexpedient to legislate. HB 659 would have increased the tobacco tax. Both tax increases were passed by the New Hampshire House in April as a part of their budget.

In recent weeks, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire has obtained multiple videos pertaining to the tax increases passed by the New Hampshire House and has used those videos to encourage others to defeat both the increase in the Gas Tax and the Tobacco Tax.

Video of Rep. William O’Neil (D, Manchester) incorrectly saying that there are no tax increases in the House-passed budget can be viewed here.

Video of Gov. Hassan incorrectly saying that she is unaware of any other tax increases other than the Tobacco Tax in the House-passed budget can be viewed here.

Video of Rep. Lisa Whittemore (D, Londonderry) saying that a 67 percent increase in the Gas Tax is a good deal for New Hampshire families can be viewed here.

Kristin Beaulieu, Director of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire made the following statement:

“Today’s defeat of an increase in the Gas Tax and the Tobacco Tax was a step in the right direction to make sure Granite State small businesses and families are not subjected to the failed tax and spend policies passed by the New Hampshire House.

“Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire would like to thank those Senators who recognized today that when 40,311 Granite Staters are still out of work, now is not the time to increase taxes on the backs of small businesses and families.”

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone

 

MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.

 

According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.

 

One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.

 

The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.