Cigarette-tax hike proposed to shore up budget

Landrigan, Kevin
May 2008
New Hampshire Business Review;5/9/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p12
The article reports on the plan of a cigarette-tax increase to make up the shortage in New Hampshire revenue by Gov. John Lynch. He denied raising the sin taxes again for political reason. House Deputy Republican Leader David Hess said that the tax raise disappointed him, suggesting to rather cut spending to raise revenue. Lynch stressed the need to lower spending and the delivery of essential services. Statistical information related to state budget forecast is presented.


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