With twenty-two days remaining until New Hampshire voters head to the polls, the campaign of Republican gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne has crossed the two=thirds plateau in its ‘Maggie’s Tax of the Day’ series.
They promised to highlight ninety-nine tax or fee increases that rival Maggie Hassan backed during her time in the state Senate, and it seems that they really weren’t kidding. After focusing on fees related to automobiles and boating for the past two weeks, tax number thirty-four shifts the focus to “her vote to increase licensing fees for private investigators.”
“In 2010, legislation was enacted to reform the regulation and oversight of the state’s private investigation companies. Of course, for Senator Hassan, no good regulatory reform is complete with out a fee increase, so as a part of the legislation, she supported increasing the agency licensing fee by 50% for one person companies and 25% for larger firms,” reads this morning’s press release from the Lamontagne campaign.
The email further notes that Hassan supported amending the charge for an individual license, for private investigators, “from $5 to ‘a reasonable fee, not exceeding $50.’”