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Posted March 11. 2013 2:56PM

Fosters: Understanding NH’s gas tax politics

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New Hampshire’s gas tax and highway fund are little understood even as the Legislature votes to doublethe gas tax. The state’s highways are paid for with user fees and only with user fees. Revenues are stagnant even if costs aren’t, and the Department of Transportation is one of the more efficient branches of government. But many gimmicks still surround highway funds and the diversion of resources.