CONCORD – House Republican Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) issued a statement following the House votes to defeat HB1652, including ski area ticket sales under the meals and rooms tax, and HB1492, establishing a tax on the retail sale of certain electronic devices.

“Although these proposals failed, folks need to realize that this is just the tip of the iceberg. If Democrats had their way, we would have already seen a slew of higher taxes, including an income tax, a dramatic increase in business taxes, and an $800 million carbon tax,” said Rep. Hinch. “The ski tax, and the electronics tax are examples of the nickel-and-dime approach Democrats would like to take to make more of our economy taxable, and ruining the New Hampshire advantage in the process. Governor Sununu and Republicans in the House and Senate have worked to prevent taxes, both small and large, from being enacted. We can only imagine what our aggregate tax bills would look like if Democrats had control of the state government.”