Tax "fighters"   are really tax shifters.

Local services ( school, road agent, etc) are paid for with local property taxes plus whatever revenue comes from the state or federal government.

State and federal aid comes from taxes on multiple sources, many of which you have control over ( for example, you can stay overnight at the Eastern Slope Inn instead of the Mt Washington Resort - your Room & Meal tax will be quite different !). But your property tax is not under your direct control.

When state aid is decreased by tax "fighters", the burden of making up that difference is shifted to you, the local property tax payer. Or the service must be cut.

Other articles on this site provide more detail, and supporting references, about how tax "fighters" raise your property taxes.

Being a tax "fighter" is, of course, good politics. Nobody wants to raise taxes.

But when legislators are tax "fighters"  they are talking about state taxes. 

What they never point out is that whatever tax cuts they make at the state level means less state services and less shared revenue with towns and schools.

That results in consumers or local property tax payers - you -  having to do without or make up the difference.

Although our logo shows only business taxes on the seesaw, cutting revenue of any sort has to be made up for with cuts in services and/or cutting revenue sharing. 

The state of NH runs on a a multi-billion dollar budget.

Revenue sources include federal revenue, various taxes and fees, lottery and liquor revenue among others.

Some of the services include law enforcement, business regulation, maintenance of highways and bridges, infrastructure projects, health care and education.

This is a simplified view of  local property taxes.

Tax rates are set via a process defined in NH statutes and administrative rules.