, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

June 21, 2012

My Opinion: June 21, 2012


Back in the early 70's, New Jersey had the same situation we are in now. The New Jersey State Supreme Court closed the schools. After about two weeks, the legislatures bowed to a state income tax and more state taxes, just to get the court to reopen the schools. I believe our Supreme Court has been holding off during Gov. Lynch's time, but if a Republican gets in as governor in November, they will make their move. That way they can blame the Republicans for the new taxes.

CACR-13 relating to prohibiting (banning) any new tax on personal income. (1) Prohibiting any new tax on personal income. Providing that no new tax on personal income shall be levied by the state of New Hampshire. (2) Preserve the New Hampshire advantage! (3) This is essentially the same language the House passed RC 257-101 on 1/18/2012. This bill passed RC 256-110. Having already passed in the Senate, it will be on the November ballot for the people to vote on.

CACR-26 relating to administration of the Supreme Court (Supreme Court rule making authority) (1) This constitutional amendment is designed to limit the court's authority in terms of legislating from the bench, and puts the power back in the hands of the legislature. (2) The legislative statues will trump court rules, thus making the legislature superior to that of the court in the area of court administration. (3) This will help stop judicial overreach, as was seen with the Claremont decision rulings. (4) Repealing and amending the state constitution

would greatly limit the court's administrative power and rules from having the effect of law; allowing state statues to trump court administrative policy. Bill passed RC 242-96 and goes on the ballot also.

The Tuckaway Tavern in Raymond is up and running. The food is excellent. Service and atmosphere are great. Stop by and give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it, too. This is great for Raymond: fine food and a very nice pub.

(Editor's Note: NH State Representative Mike Kappler can be reached at

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