House Republican Whip Comments on Defeat of Sales Tax Proposal

downloadCONCORD – House Republican Whip Rep. Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) gave the following statement in reaction to the defeat of HB673, a proposal for a sales and use tax sponsored by House Democrat Rep. Gilman Shattuck (D-Hillsborough). The bill was killed by a vote of 355-13.

House Republican Whip Rep. Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“Good riddance. A large part of the New Hampshire economy depends on our unique tax environment. Removing incentives for consumers to choose to spend their money here would hurt our border communities, our tourism industry and countless other businesses that engage in commerce that would have been taxable under this bill. The New Hampshire Advantage, our lack of a sales or income tax, is something House Republicans cherish and will fight to preserve. This bill would have only grown government on the backs of consumers.”