“How much tinkering is too much?” is a good questions to ask after a bill’s policy is approved by the House and then goes through the House Finance Committee meat grinder.
As Sunshine Week dawns to shed light on the darkness shrouding the inner workings of government at all levels, the forecast is a little murky in the State House this week.
CONCORD — Crunch time is coming for lawmakers in Concord as crossover approaches and the House and Senate have to send the other body its bills.
So when you hear state office holders touting the no new or increased taxes mantra, know that sound bite does not include your property taxes. Garry Rayno explains why.
The debate begins Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Representatives Hall before the Senate Finance Committee. The last reauthorization three years ago drew a full house of supporters ranging from people in substance abuse treatment to hospital CEOs.
The likelihood of Hydro-Quebec electricity flowing into New England is greater than the likelihood that Northern Pass is built in its current configuration.
Today the state’s two business taxes — business profits and business enterprise — are the single largest source of revenue for state government, accounting for about one-quarter of all general and education fund dollars.
As 2017 draws mercifully to a close, it was a year to remember. From the Presidential inauguration of businessman Donald Trump to the three baby bears that terrorized a Hanover neighborhood, 2017 had something for everyone and many things to rile people’s darker emotions.
Under the plan presented by the Department of Transportation, tolls at the Hooksett and Bedford booths would increase 50 cents to $1.50, and the Hampton toll booths would go from $2.00 to $2.50. The ramp or exit tolls would increase 25 cents to $1, which the EZ Pass discount would remain the same.
The most obvious difference is the project is so much bigger than anything the Site Evaluation Committee has dealt with since the Seabrook nuclear power plant.