gas tax http://nhpr.org en Collection Of Tolls At Merrimack's Exit 12 Comes To An End http://nhpr.org/post/collection-tolls-merrimacks-exit-12-comes-end <p>As of nine o’clock Friday night, motorists no longer had to pay tolls at exit 12 in&nbsp;Merrimack.</p><p></p><p>The change was included in the state’s new gas tax law, in order to relieve&nbsp;Merrimack&nbsp;residents who had to pay tolls at all three exits in town.</p><p></p><p>Bill Boynton with the state’s transportation department says after Friday, the exit 12 toll plaza’s three full time employees will begin working at adjacent plazas. &nbsp;Next month, he says, the state will ask companies to bid for the job of removing the toll plaza, at a cost of about $600,000.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 52227 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-gas-tax-increase-where-your-money-going <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As you're paying more at the pump today, you may be wondering where all that extra money is going.</span></p><p>New Hampshire's 4.2 cent increase to the state's gas tax goes into effect July 1.</p><p>The increase, the first since 1991, is expected to generate an additional $32 million annually for the state's Department of Transportation.</p><p>The legislation that enacted the increase mandates that 42 percent of that money go towards bonding for the widening of Interstate 93.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:08:05 +0000 Michael Brindley 51135 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going Gas Tax Hike Brings Protestors http://nhpr.org/post/gas-tax-hike-brings-protestors <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s per gallon tax on gasoline and diesel is going up 4.2 cents July 1. According to Americans for Prosperity, New Hampshire’s economy will pay a price.</p><p>Tom Thomson of Orford was among the protestors the conservative group brought to a Hooksett gas station.</p><p></p><p><em>Thomson: The power to tax is the power to destroy. By passing Senate Bill 367, we will at best damage the New Hampshire advantage, and worse see businesses suffer and or close; and that equals loss of jobs.</em></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:03:10 +0000 Halina Loft 51089 at http://nhpr.org Gas Tax Hike Brings Protestors How New Hampshire's Gas Tax Went Up - And What It Means http://nhpr.org/post/how-new-hampshires-gas-tax-went-and-what-it-means <p><em>This week All Things Considered is taking a look at the 2014 legislative session - which key bills passed, which did not, and why.</em></p><p>One item that made it through the legislature this year was a roughly 4 cent increase to the state’s tax on gas and diesel. The law, which takes effect in July, is expected to fund highway improvements for about two years, and pay some of the bonds being used to finish the expansion of Interstate 93.</p><p></p><p><strong>How it passed </strong></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:21:11 +0000 Brady Carlson 49582 at http://nhpr.org How New Hampshire's Gas Tax Went Up - And What It Means N.H. Gas Tax Increase Becomes Law http://nhpr.org/post/nh-gas-tax-increase-becomes-law <p>On a newly built bridge near interstate 93, Governor Maggie Hassan signed into law the first increase in the state’s gas tax in more than two decades.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:56:56 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48837 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Gas Tax Increase Becomes Law Sen. Rausch Not Seeking Re-Election http://nhpr.org/post/sen-rausch-not-seeking-re-election <p></p><p>State Senator Jim Rausch announced this morning he will not seek re-election.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:59:25 +0000 Michael Brindley 48333 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Rausch Not Seeking Re-Election N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax // Sexual Orientation Amendment To N.H.'s Constitution? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-statehouse-passes-gas-tax-sexual-orientation-amendment-nhs-constitution <p></p><p><strong>N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax</strong></p><p>Last week the house voted in favor of a Senate bill, raising the tax by four cents a gallon - and Governor Hassan has said she’ll sign it. We’ll look at the implications of the state’s first gas tax increase in twenty three years.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 47533 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax // Sexual Orientation Amendment To N.H.'s Constitution? N.H. House Paves The Way For Gas Tax Hike http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-paves-way-gas-tax-hike <p>The 193-141 vote means the state’s gas tax will rise 4.2 cents, the first increase to the state’s current 18-cent per gallon levy on gasoline and diesel since 1991.</p><p>The battle over NH’s gas tax has been pitched in recent years. When Governor John Lynch was in the corner office, he promised to veto any increase to the gas tax.</p><p>Last year the democratically- controlled N.H. House passed a 12-cent tax hike that was rejected by the GOP led State Senate.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:13 +0000 Josh Rogers 47282 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Paves The Way For Gas Tax Hike House Speaker Norelli Says She's Optimistic Gas Tax Increase Will Pass http://nhpr.org/post/house-speaker-norelli-says-shes-optimistic-gas-tax-increase-will-pass <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s Speaker of the House is optimistic House lawmakers will pass a Senate proposal to increase the state’s gas tax by 4.2 cents.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:54:52 +0000 Michael Brindley 46400 at http://nhpr.org House Speaker Norelli Says She's Optimistic Gas Tax Increase Will Pass N.H. House Committees To Hold Hearing On Raising Gas Tax http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-committees-hold-hearing-raising-gas-tax <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The House highways and tax committees are holding a joint hearing next week on a proposal to raise the tax on gas and diesel by 4 cents. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hearing will be held Tuesday. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate-passed bill would provide more money over the next two years for highway improvements, then take some of the tax proceeds to pay off $200 million in borrowing toward completion of the I-93 project. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:00:50 +0000 Associated Press 46281 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Committees To Hold Hearing On Raising Gas Tax Senate Approves Gas Tax Hike On 15-9 Vote http://nhpr.org/post/senate-approves-gas-tax-hike-15-9-vote <p>The New Hampshire Senate has approved a 4.2-cent hike in the state’s gas tax that would raise an estimated $32 million for roads projects.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill also eliminates a set of tolls in </span>Merrimack<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>New Hampshire’s gas tax has held steady at 18-cents per gallon since the early 1990s, losing ground to inflation and more fuel-efficient vehicles.</p><p>Senator Jim Rausch sponsored the plan, which originally envisioned indexing the tax to the inflation rate.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:00:49 +0000 Todd Bookman 45752 at http://nhpr.org Senate Approves Gas Tax Hike On 15-9 Vote On The Political Front For March 24 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-march-24 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley&nbsp;about a proposal to increase New Hampshire's gas tax, Scott Brown ramping up his Senate campaign, and Vice President Joe Biden visiting Nashua on Tuesday.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:12:03 +0000 Josh Rogers & Rick Ganley 45519 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For March 24 Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents http://nhpr.org/post/senate-oks-increasing-new-hampshires-gas-tax-4-cents <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Senate voted 14-9 Thursday to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax by about 4 cents.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:56:35 +0000 Michael Brindley 45034 at http://nhpr.org Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents N.H. Senate Committee Recommends Gas Tax Increase http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-committee-recommends-gas-tax-increase <p></p><p>A state Senate committee has recommended passage of a gas tax increase in New Hampshire.</p><p>The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of the increase.</p><p>The 18 cent tax would rise about 4 cents per gallon in July under the bill. It has not been increased since 1991 and is the lowest in New England. That increase is projected to raise $32 million annually for road improvements and the Department of Transportation.</p><p>The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill March 13.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:33:24 +0000 Associated Press 44514 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senate Committee Recommends Gas Tax Increase Business Group Supports Increasing N.H.'s Gas Tax By 4 Cents http://nhpr.org/post/business-group-supports-increasing-nhs-gas-tax-4-cents <p></p><p>The state’s <a href="http://www.biaofnh.com/" target="_blank">Business and Industry Association</a> says it supports a one-time, 4 cent increase to New Hampshire’s gas tax.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:21:04 +0000 Michael Brindley 44061 at http://nhpr.org Business Group Supports Increasing N.H.'s Gas Tax By 4 Cents