The House passes SB 241 – voting was 213-141 along party lines
If you care about taxes, you will care about this issue which by all accounts would be a huge detriment to the NH Advantage.
These 8 Republicans voted for SB 241 which by the DOT’s own study portends to be the worst financial boondoggle ever for NH and likely cause a huge new broad-based tax: James Allard, Arthur Barnes, Joel Desilets, George Feeney, Dennis Fields, Werner Horn, Aboul Khan, Walter Stapleton.
Feeney, Fields, and Stapleton represent areas upcountry where the residents would not even benefit from this, but their constituents would pay just the same.
ARE THEY YOUR REPS?
KUDOS to these 5 Democrats who had the courage to break with their party and vote NO: Susan Ticehurst, Edith Tucker, Linn Opderbecke, Henry Parkhurst, Judith Spang.
All 5 of the above-named Democrats were smart enough to know they also represent areas where the residents would not even benefit from this, but their constituents would pay just the same.
44 Reps were missing on this very important vote. (2 of 46 were excused)
Be sure to call the Governor’s office (603-271-2121) and leave a message that you want him to stick with his party and VETO SB 241 – a ridiculous, wasteful bill.
If you are too shy to call, sign the petition and your name will be included with those who want this bill VETOED.
Please read about Dallas Area Rail Transit (DART) and how while touted as ‘successful’ does not fulfill the promise of alleviating traffic, nor paying for itself.
The Democrats do not seem care if they impose another tax upon NH.
This DART article also reveals something we all knew — rails are part of the “New Urbanism” movement to socially engineer where we live, work, play, and travel, having “…generated $5 billion in transit-oriented development around its 62 stations”, “…changing the way the region grows and how North Texans live”.