Letter: Support the gas tax increase
Three items come to mind when I contemplate my “don’t like to do” list:
1. Brushing and flossing my teeth
2. Taking my pickup truck to the dealer for oil changes.
3. Paying higher gas taxes.
I’m willing to all three because I don’t want bumpy pavement rattling dentures 20 years from now. Don’t know if I’ll still be driving the same truck, but the last one went more than 250,000 miles because I took care of it.
As a state Department of Transportation employee working with local communities, I often see what happens as a result of stagnant state revenue and local property taxes stretched beyond affordability. The list includes congestion, bridge closings, potholes and dangerous conditions for pedestrians, wheelchair users, and bicyclists when the snow flies. I join with other members of the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984, in urging the Legislature to support SB 367.