Sales Tax Increase Passes Senate

The increase in the sales tax passed the State Senate tonight, increasing the rate to 6.25%. This increase is exactly what the House passed, and guarantees the Governor will be faced with the issue of holding to his veto threat on a sales tax increase. The vote was 29-10 in favor. State Senator Steve Baddour voted against the increase.

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4 Responses to Sales Tax Increase Passes Senate

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Yourr Honor,

    Will the Governor Veto the bill?

    Didn’t they put 1/2 back in Quinn bill?



  2. Bill Manzi says:


    I am not sure about a veto. Both margins are veto-proof in any case. The Quinn Bill amendment attempts to put back 1/2 of the funding, but I do not believe it was taken up yesterday.



  3. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    Shouldn’t he veto out of principle?



  4. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    Just a point before this blog goes to the background.

    No sooner has the legislator raised the sales tax (thanks from NH) than they are looking at raising the gas tax.

    Your friends at work.



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