A Look at Ballot Question # 1

Oct 17, 2012

Ballot question one asks if New Hampshire should permanently prohibit an income tax?  In next month's election, Granite Staters will have to vote 'yes' or 'no' on this proposed change to the state's constitution. Supporters say this would settle a longstanding debate once and for all. Opponents say it would damage the state's fiscal standing. Today, we're taking a look at the arguments both pro and con to this question and answer any questions you may have before you head to the ballot box.


  • Bradford Cook, Senior partner at the Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green law firm and a supporter of the group Granite State Priorities, which opposes the income-tax amendment. Cook, a Republican, writes a column, Cook on Concord, for the New Hampshire Business Review.
  • Kevin Smith – Former lobbyist, former Republican Gubernatorial candidate, and a leader in the Yes on One effort to permanently ban an income tax in New Hampshire.