New Hampshire’s Governor Would Veto Tax On Lift Tickets
Calling it “another example of extremism of this Legislature,” the tax is aimed at paying for higher education.
By now, most skiers in New Hampshire have made their first runs of the season. In fact, next month is expected to be the best month for hitting the slopes. Between February vacation for schools, President's Day, and Valentine's Day, next month is expected to be a winner. Skiing could also be more expensive if lawmakers have their way. However, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is not having any of it.
According to WMUR News 9, Ski areas are resisting a proposal that is currently being considered by a committee. House Democrats would like to extend the states 9% meals and rooms tax to ski lift tickets. According to Rep. Craig Thompson, D-Harrisville, the bill would take aim for funds earmarked for higher education.
New Hampshire's Governor hasn't warmed up to the idea, saying he will veto it. According to CBS Boston, he called it “another example of extremism of this Legislature.”