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NH House postpones gas tax hike vote

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's House has postponed a vote on whether motorists should pay 15 cents more per gallon of gas or diesel fuel to help fix deteriorating roads and bridges.

The House was to vote on the proposed hike Wednesday but cancelled the House session due to the snow storm. The House is scheduled to take up the bill next week.

New Hampshire has not raised its 18-cent tax in 22 years and supporters say more money is needed to finish expanding Interstate 93 from the Massachusetts border to Manchester and for other highway improvements. The bill calls for increasing the tax on gas over four years and on diesel over six years.

Meanwhile, the Senate proposes legalizing video slots to raise money for the highway projects.

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