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

October 19, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

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 [...]

Norelli again claims Portsmouth Herald misquoted her

September 23, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

For the second time, New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli is claiming her hometown paper has misrepresented her remarks at a controversial editorial board meeting earlier this month. The Portsmouth Herald reporter Michael McCord quoted the Speaker Tuesday downplaying the August drop in state revenues. “But July and August normally don’t provide us solid indicators. [...]

Key Dem Made Case for Income Tax in Mid-August

September 10, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

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  
Filed under State House

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,” [...]

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

September 3, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

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 [...]