Havenstein Takes Tax Pledge, State Troopers Back Hassan

Sep 22, 2014

Credit NHPR Staff

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein is taking New Hampshire's traditional anti-tax pledge, while incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan picks up the endorsement of state troopers.

For decades, New Hampshire governors and candidates have promised to veto a personal income or general sales tax. Havenstein will be signing the pledge Monday in Concord, where he will be joined by Republican legislative leaders.

Meanwhile, Hassan's opposition to those two taxes is one of the reasons she's being endorsed by the New Hampshire Troopers' Association. The group says Hassan's budget protected critical investments in public safety, higher education and economic development without such taxes.