New Hampshire Democrats ran on ending tax breaks to big corporations so that we could increase investments in our communities and provide property tax relief. We pledged to create a budget that works for everyone, not just those at the top. The Democrats who ran for the state Senate called it the Granite State Opportunity Plan.
Then, to the shock of our Republican friends who attempted to manipulate our elections, the Democrats actually won the state Senate in 2018, one of the most gerrymandered legislative bodies in the country.
Now, it is imperative that we deliver on our promises.
New Hampshire citizens simply cannot afford a state budget that continues reductions in business profit taxes. The business profit tax is primarily paid by big, out-of-state corporations. Those are the ones that benefit most from cuts in the taxes. Unfortunately, that is the only thing Gov. Chris Sununu appears to want, and it appears to be the sole reason he vetoed an entire state budget. His singular focus demands that we permanently reduce the business profit tax from the current 7.9%, which is already the lowest of surrounding states. In the meantime, our state suffers, our communities are scrambling, and the governor throws punches and digs in his heels. Come on. Let’s do our jobs.