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Democrats try to assure citizenry they don’t secretly want an income tax

October 28, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

Democratic House majority floor leader Dan Eaton has an Op-Ed in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor in which he seeks to assure the public that the Democrats in Concord are not secretly “angling for an income tax,” and in so doing takes a personal shot at one of his colleagues: State Rep. David Hess’s column, “Democrats are [...]

Repubs to counter ‘tax summit’ with ‘stop the spending’ forum

October 21, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
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From the House Republicans’ press release: Republicans Respond to Democrats’ “Income Tax Summit” With a Session to “Stop the Spending” With the future of the New Hampshire Advantage and our quality of life in the state at stake, State House Republicans today announced plans to hold a public forum to discuss ways to cut state [...]

Almy: Tax summit critics are ‘conspiracy theorists’; like Joe McCarthy

October 19, 2009 by Patrick  
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The Democratic Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee is calling conservative critics of this week’s House revenue seminar “conspiracy theorists” and discounting their concerns about a controversial group that will participate in the summit. Susan Almy tells NowHampshire.com that the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has every right to participate [...]

Key Dem Made Case for Income Tax in Mid-August

September 10, 2009 by Patrick  
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A key Democratic lawmaker in Concord who is instrumental in the behind-the-scenes maneuverings for a so-called economic summit to explore new revenue options in the Granite State made the case for an income tax in her local paper only three weeks ago. In a letter to the editor in the Valley News newspaper which NowHampshire.com [...]

NowHampshire.com poll: Income tax plans could sink Democrats

September 9, 2009 by Patrick  
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Granite Staters remain adamantly opposed to an income tax and are significantly less likely to vote to reelect their state legislator if they support an income tax, a new survey conducted for NowHampshire.com by Populus Research says. Speaker of the House Terie Norelli kicked off a firestorm last week that has yet to simmer down [...]

Norelli: “They’re making me look like an evil witch”

September 4, 2009 by Patrick  
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Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Terie Norelli lashes out against Republicans who claim she is open to, and secretly pushing for, an income tax in the Portsmouth Herald: She said she’s upset with Republicans for what she seeks as grasping at straws. “They’ve got me conjuring up new taxes for the public,” [...]

Hassan calls tax opposition: “A lot of noise from the other team”

September 4, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, called on Lynch, “to direct his Democrat Legislative leaders to focus on responsible solutions to looming budget issues, instead of conjuring up harmful ideas.” Democrats said the furor was a political maneuver. “We’re getting a lot of noise from the other team when we really would like constructive ideas,” [...]

Republicans Hammer Norelli’s Income Tax Trial Balloon (Updated)

September 3, 2009 by Patrick  
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Republicans are having none of New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli’s (D.-Portsmouth) income tax talk. Norelli is quoted in Thursday’s Portsmouth Herald saying she is open to an income tax and will hold an “economic summit” in the fall to discuss ways to make up for state budget shortfalls. Republicans reacted swiftly, hoping to pin [...]