GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) - Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature? - Granite Grok

GrokTV Special Interview-NH State Senator Andy Sanborn (District 9) – Question 4: Administrative based taxes: have all taxes, fees, and fines set by the Legislature?

Increasingly, we see NH State Agencies setting their own level of taxation (fees, fines, et al) outside of authorization of the Legislature.  It is the Executive Branch to self-fund and making itself independent of the taxation authority of the Legislature.  And of course, it goes without saying that while Legislators are accountable to the voters, those in the Executive branch are not – yielding a situation those that ARE responsible for setting revenue streams and amounts are overriden (or better, ignored) by those that are not.  Is this a good practice long term?

Question 4:

Administratively imposed taxes: RGGI-a broad based tax set out by out of State bureaucrats.  JLCAR – the ability for Executive Branch to install taxes (fees, fines)  independent of Legislature – get rid of that practice?

Previous:

  • Question 1: Why are you running again?  Didn’t you have enough of the slings and arrows thrown against you as a State Senator?
  • Question 2: Where did the idea of using scooters for door-to-door campaigning; why not Segways?
  • Question 3: RGGI. What happened and why RGGI didn’t get deep sixed?