Earlier today, the New Hampshire House passed a 4.2 cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase with a vote of 193 to 141.  The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Maggie Hassan (D), who has already pledged to sign the bill into law.

In a statement released after the bill’s passage, Governor Hassan said, “Today’s vote represents an important step toward addressing our transportation needs. I look forward to signing this bipartisan legislation into law so we can keep New Hampshire’s economy moving forward by advancing critical road and bridge projects and finishing the long-overdue expansion of I-93.”

New Hampshire’s gas tax has not been increased since 1991, and the new law will raise the state gas tax from 18 cents-per-gallon to 22.2 cents-per-gallon.