POLL: Should NH Raise Cigarette Taxes?
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In her inaugural address last week, Gov. Maggie Hassan mentioned several things she hopes to get accomplished. One of those was eliminating the tax break on cigarettes implemented by the previously Republican-led House.
Hassan said cutting the cigarette tax by 10 cents per pack was “short-sighted," and hurt the state’s young people, which drew a standing ovation from Democrats in Representatives Hall.
Republicans, though, are less enthused about the idea of raising tobacco taxes.
"There's not a lot of excitement in the Republican caucus of the Senate to increase any taxes," Senate President Peter Bragdon, R-Milford, told the Nashua Telegraph.
What do you think? Should the tobacco tax cut passed in 2011 be eliminated? Or should it remain in place? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts.