NH gasoline tax increase not happening soon
The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 3-2 to send the bill to interim study, which would put off a vote on the bill until next session.
The bill’s prime sponsor House Public Works and Highways Committee Chair David Campbell, D-Nashua, said after the vote that the Senate still can act to fix the state’s roads and bridges.
But state transportation officials say they cannot begin to chip away at the growing list of red-listed bridges and deteriorating highways without an increase in the gasoline tax, which was last raised in 1991.
Morse and Odell may push to have the bill killed by the Senate, or have it tabled instead.
If the bill is referred by the Senate, it will have to come back next session for a vote.
- With non-critical federal services shutting down and no budget deal in sight, whom do you blame for the impasse?
- Both are to blame
- Total Votes: 2194
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