This unsuccessful campaign with the New Hampshire state legislature failed to pass a transportation bill that would have increased the gasoline tax by 12-cents-per-gallon.  House Bill 617 proposed a half-billion dollar tax increase on gasoline over the course of a three year period. It would have created 800 jobs and raised the gasoline tax by 12-cents-per-gallon in order to generate funds to support transportation plans—including both highway and bridge construction projects.