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NH News
7:08 am
Tue July 1, 2014

N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going

As you're paying more at the pump today, you may be wondering where all that extra money is going.

New Hampshire's 4.2 cent increase to the state's gas tax goes into effect July 1.

The increase, the first since 1991, is expected to generate an additional $32 million annually for the state's Department of Transportation.

The legislation that enacted the increase mandates that 42 percent of that money go towards bonding for the widening of Interstate 93.

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NH News
2:03 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Gas Tax Hike Brings Protestors

Matthew Murphy speaks at Mr. Gas in Hooksett
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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.

Tom Thomson of Orford was among the protestors the conservative group brought to a Hooksett gas station.

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.

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All Things Considered
5:21 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

How New Hampshire's Gas Tax Went Up - And What It Means

Governor Maggie Hassan signs the gas tax increase into law, May 20, 2014.
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This week All Things Considered is taking a look at the 2014 legislative session - which key bills passed, which did not, and why.

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.

How it passed

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NH News
3:56 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

N.H. Gas Tax Increase Becomes Law

Governor Hassan signing the bill into law.
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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.

Listen to the radio version here.

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NH News
9:59 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Sen. Rausch Not Seeking Re-Election

State Sen. Jim Rausch, R-Derry.
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State Senator Jim Rausch announced this morning he will not seek re-election.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax // Sexual Orientation Amendment To N.H.'s Constitution?

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N.H. Statehouse Passes Gas Tax

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.

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NH News
3:28 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

N.H. House Paves The Way For Gas Tax Hike

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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.

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.

Last year the democratically- controlled N.H. House passed a 12-cent tax hike that was rejected by the GOP led State Senate.

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NH News
1:54 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

House Speaker Norelli Says She's Optimistic Gas Tax Increase Will Pass

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.


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Newscast
1:00 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

N.H. House Committees To Hold Hearing On Raising Gas Tax

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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.  The hearing will be held Tuesday.   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. Once the debt is paid off in roughly 20 years, the tax hike would expire. The bill would also eliminate the Exit 12 ramp toll booths in Merrimack.

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NH News
3:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Senate Approves Gas Tax Hike On 15-9 Vote

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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.

The bill also eliminates a set of tolls in Merrimack.

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.

Senator Jim Rausch sponsored the plan, which originally envisioned indexing the tax to the inflation rate.

But the Republican from Derry scrapped that plan in favor of a scaled down measure.

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On the Political Front
10:12 am
Mon March 24, 2014

On The Political Front For March 24

    

On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley 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.

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NH News
3:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents

The state Senate voted 14-9 Thursday to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax by about 4 cents.

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NH News
3:33 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

N.H. Senate Committee Recommends Gas Tax Increase

A state Senate committee has recommended passage of a gas tax increase in New Hampshire.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of the increase.

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.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill March 13.

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NH News
2:21 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Business Group Supports Increasing N.H.'s Gas Tax By 4 Cents

The state’s Business and Industry Association says it supports a one-time, 4 cent increase to New Hampshire’s gas tax.


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NH News
4:24 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Senate Committee To Hold Gas Tax Hearing

Tuesday morning, the Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would raise the state’s gas tax by a few cents every four years.


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