True to its earlier announcement, the New Hampshire House has voted 206-158 in support of a plan to increase the state’s gasoline tax. The bill now goes to the Senate whose members have favored authorizing a casino to generate the necessary funds for education and road projects.
Supporters of the gas tax pointed out that the state has not raised its 18-cent tax in 22 years. The bill calls for increasing the tax over a period of three years.
It was expected that if the tax increase were approved it would raise about $817 million over 10 years.
Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.
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