AFP Fights 4-Cent Tax Increase To Fund Infrastructure in NH

July 3, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan recently signed into effect a tiny 4-cent/gallon increase in New Hampshire’s gas tax in order to provide crucial infrastructure funding for the state. Even the VP of the Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire praised the small increase, calling it “very realistic” and “a great tool for contractors and for planning purposes,” and pointed out that New Hampshire still has the lowest gas tax in New England.

In return for a tax increase that will have a yearly cost to motorists of about $16/vehicle, the state will be able to continue funding highway improvements and pay off borrowed money for an interstate expansion.

So who could oppose this commonsense deal which will cost New Hampshirites next to nothing? Why the Koch brothers’ national powerhouse political group, Americans for Prosperity, of course. Never ones to miss an opportunity to oppose government spending, no matter how small or how […]

Scott Brown’s affinity for Koch is well-documented. In 2011, when introduced to David Koch, Scott Brown looked like a little kid meeting his hero. Video showed a star-struck Brown telling Koch, “your support during the election, it meant a ton. It made a difference and I can certainly use it again.”

Well much to the former Massachusetts Senator’s delight, the Scott Brown-Koch alliance lives on! Already this year, the Kochs’ Americans For Prosperity has poured money into false advertisements attacking Jeanne Shaheen, Brown’s opponent if he wins his primary. And the ties go deeper.

Just yesterday, Scott Brown sent out a press release attacking Shaheen based on the news that a conservative group called the Center for Competitive Politics accused her of unethical conduct surrounding the IRS. That group has taken tens of thousands of dollars from Charles Koch’s foundation, and its board of directors includes Ed O’Keefe, who […]

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