downloadCONCORD – House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) offered the following statement in reaction to the introduction of HB 673, a bill sponsored by Rep. Gilman Shattuck (D-Hillsborough), that would impose a 2.25% sales tax in New Hampshire. The bill had a public hearing before the House Ways and Means committee Thursday at 1:00 pm.

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)

“House Bill 673 would end what we call ‘The New Hampshire Advantage.’ New Hampshire continues to lead by example when it comes to low personal tax burdens. Being the only state in the region without a sales tax enhances our ability to attract visitors, commerce, and economic activity. House Republicans have pledged to stop any effort to establish a broad based tax. This bill would undoubtedly grow government on the backs of consumers and jeopardize our economic recovery.”