Chris Sununu on Tax Reform



Unlike other states, we don't raise taxes to meet our needs

Unlike other states, we don't raise taxes to meet our needs. We shift resources to where they are needed most. Unlike the rest of this country -- we cut taxes, we increase investments, we work together, and we get the job done --
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the N.H. legislature , Feb 14, 2023

If your town isn't lowering taxes, go out and make it happen

So instead of downshifting costs, we downshifted cash, giving cities and towns extra flexibility--a win for our citizens. Because of these investments, many towns are using this increased financial opportunity to lower local property taxes. I'm here to tell you--if your town isn't lowering taxes for some reason, town meeting day is in less than a month, so go out, make your voice heard, and work with your local town officials to help make it happen. Now's the time to do it.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature , Feb 17, 2022

Tax cuts work, so let's do it again!

Last year I prioritized cutting taxes and attracting businesses. Thanks to this legislature, we cut taxes, and then cut more taxes - New Hampshire has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country, putting more money back into the pockets of families and small businesses--all while continuing robust services under a fair and balanced budget. The result is businesses pouring into N.H, growing sustainably, and creating the biggest budget surplus in the state's history. TAX CUTS WORK, SO LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to New Hampshire legislature , Feb 17, 2022

Managed to mitigate worst of pandemic without raising taxes

Because of good management, which frankly New Hampshire set the gold standard, our budget shortfall to end the biennium is now projected to be less than $50 million. Unlike other States across the Country, which are now raising taxes on businesses, taxing out-of-state workers, or enacting these draconian budget cuts that we hear about just to cover those massive deficits, here, in New Hampshire, we managed to mitigate the worst financial impacts of the pandemic without raising taxes.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address: New Hampshire legislature , Feb 11, 2021

No sales tax; no income tax; not on my watch

I implore this legislature to learn from the mistakes of the past. The last thing we should be doing is raising taxes or pushing a budget that does not live within our means. And it should go without saying. There will be no sales or income tax of any kind on my watch.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to New Hampshire legislature , Jan 3, 2019

Pledge to veto state sales tax and income tax

In his candidacy announcement, Sununu said he would veto a state sales tax or income tax, and took aim at Democratic incumbent Gov. Maggie Hassan. Just taking the pledge to veto broad-based taxes is not enough, he said. "When Maggie Hassan says it's 'good enough,' that's not good enough for New Hampshire," Sununu said. "For too long, Democrats have allowed New Hampshire to lose what made it special. What gave it an advantage over other states. We should never be lagging behind Massachusetts."
Source: Union-Leader on 2016 New Hampshire gubernatorial race , Sep 7, 2015

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Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
vs.State Auditor Mike Harmon(R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
vs.John Schroder(R)
vs.Sharon Hewitt(R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
vs.Bill Waller(R,withdrew)
vs.Brandon Presley(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2024:
DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D)
vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
Sen. Mike Braun (R)
vs. Suzanne Crouch (R)
vs. Jennifer McCormick (D)
MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2024 (continued):
NC: Gov. Roy Cooper (D, term-limited);
Dale Folwell (R)
vs. Michael Morgan (D)
vs. Mark Robinson (R)
vs. Josh Stein (D)
vs. Andy Wells (R)
ND: Gov. Doug Burgum (R)
vs. State Rep. Rick Becker (R)
NH: Gov. Chris Sununu (R, retiring)
vs. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R)
vs. Joyce Craig (D)
vs. Chuck Morse (R)
vs. Cinde Warmington (D)
UT: Gov. Spencer Cox (R)
vs. State Rep. Phil Lyman (R)
VT: Gov. Phil Scott (R) unopposed
WA: Gov. Jay Inslee (D, retiring);
Hilary Franz (D, withdrew)
vs. State Sen. Mark Mullet (D)
vs. County Chair Semi Bird (R)
vs. WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)
WV: Gov. Jim Justice (R, term-limited);
vs. WV State Auditor JB McCuskey (R, withdrew)
vs. WV Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
vs. State Del. Moore Capito (R)
vs. WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
vs. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (D)
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