It’s a Topsy-Turvy World

Republicans in New Hampshire are looking to criminalize campfires, and Democrats are voting down tax hikes.

CONCORD – The House Ways and Means Committee has voted overwhelmingly against an increase in the state beer tax.

The committee, which serves as gatekeeper for proposed tax legislation, voted 14-2 to declare the bill “inexpedient to legislate.”

Ways and Means Chairman Barbara Almy, D-Lebanon, said members were concerned about the financial impact of a beer tax that is “considerably higher” than most nearby states. Supporters of the tax now face a tough task. Passing a beer tax requires rounding up enough votes to overturn the Ways and Means Committee recommendation, and a promised veto by Gov. Hassan means a two-thirds majority would ultimately be required in each branch for the beer tax hike to make it into law.

Has Rod Serling been seen lurking around the State House lately?

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One Response to “It’s a Topsy-Turvy World”

  1. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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