Infrastructure

Local Media Reports a Majority of “NH Residents Support Gas Tax Increase” When They Don’t

by Steve MacDonald November 14, 2017

In two separate reports feeding off the same research, Fosters.com and the New Hampshire Business Review lead with headlines declaring support for a gas tax increase in New Hampshire. “UNH research: NH residents support gas tax hike.” But do they? Nope. In fact, according to the cited report, a majority oppose them. The NHBR article […]

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Did New Hampshire’s Civil Engineers Just Ask for a Sales or Income Tax?

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2017

New Hampshire’s local coven of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE-NH) gave the state a C- on ‘infrastructure.’ The grade was determined by a team of professional engineers from across New Hampshire who assessed 12 categories of infrastructure. And they found that much of the state’s infrastructure requires investment and upgrades to keep up with […]

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It wasn’t “shovel ready” then and it isn’t “shovel ready” now, either

by Skip February 3, 2015

Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure!  I am getting to the point where I hate the word.  Why?  I have come to realize that it’s only a political talking point and that for all the talk and all that money, it’s simply about political posturing (at best) and cronyism (at worst).  We were promised an ROI on that […]

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Kill Any New Gas Taxes – It’s what the People Want

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2013

Gallup has a poll out showing that most Americans would not support raising the gas tax 20 cents a gallon…even for infrastructure projects. Two-thirds of Americans would vote against a state law that would increase the gas tax by up to 20 cents a gallon, with the revenue going toward improving roads and bridges and […]

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