Jim Rausch

NH News
3:56 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

N.H. Gas Tax Increase Becomes Law

Governor Hassan signing the bill into law.
Ryan Lessard NHPR

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.

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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.
Credit www.gencourt.state.nh.us/

State Senator Jim Rausch announced this morning he will not seek re-election.

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NH News
3:07 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Senate Transportation Chair Proposes Gas Tax Hike To Boost Infrastructure Funding

A Derry Republican is proposing using an inflation formula to increase New Hampshire's gas and diesel tax about 4 cents next July.  

State Sen. Jim Rausch said Thursday that his bill would begin restoring purchasing power to the Department of Transportation. New Hampshire's 18 cent tax is used to maintain highways and bridges, but has not been increased since 1991.