BY: Citizens Count
As the campaign season heats up, gubernatorial candidates are punching up their appeal to voters by releasing comprehensive plans that detail their strategies to boost New Hampshire’s economy. Compare them below: we’ll continue to add more links as additional candidates reveal their ideas.
Priorities include reducing health care and energy costs, promoting start-up-friendly tax policies, eliminating burdensome regulation.
“The Gatsas Growth Agenda”
Key points: Advocate for constitutional amendment banning state income tax; cut business profits and business enterprise taxes; support Northern Pass and nuclear energy; complete I-93 expansion; repair red-listed bridges; oppose Anthem-Cigna merger; expand services at Manchester Boston Regional Airport.
“Economic Plan for the People”
Key points: Veto sales or income tax; ease permitting for development projects; incentivize “angel investment”; cap spending of budget surplus; tax incentives for capital improvements; create business partner student mentoring program.
“Economic Blueprint for NH”
Key points: Cut business profits and business enterprise tax rates; repeal and replace Affordable Care Act; promote right-to-work legislation; student loan assistance for graduates in high-demand fields; expand technical school offerings; fix red-listed roads and bridges; expand fiber connectivity.
Calls for development and implementation of a ten year economic development plan for New Hampshire.
“Growing the NH Economy”
Key points: Raise NH public education outcomes to first in the nation; Reduce number of red-listed bridges; promote tax policies that reduce burden on new businesses; integrate education and private sector; provide incentives for venture capital; promote legal immigration.
Colin Van Ostern
“A Business Plan to Keep New Hampshire’s Economy Moving Forward”
Key points: Expand commuter rail service to Manchester; reduce college and university costs; expand rural broadband; strengthen non-discrimination laws for workers; guarantee full-day kindergarten; raise minimum wage; oppose right-to-work; oppose sales or income tax; make Medicaid expansion permanent.
Third Party Candidates:
“How to Improve the Economy”
Key points: Support local agriculture; create living wage tax credit; create tax credit for sourcing inventory in-state; audit state budget.