Three Dollars

Members of The state legislature are trying to add a $3 fee to overnight accommodations in the White Mountains to help pay for hiker rescues. I keep calling people to get their opinions on this, and it turns out they have not yet heard about the effort. Even the senator who proposed the bill wasn’t clear on the specifics. Not the easiest story to report, but whatever. I figure people ought to know so they can weigh in.
They should also know that hikers require roughly seven times as many rescues as any other user group in New Hampshire, and they currently do not contribute to the state’s search and rescue fund.
So what is fair? I’m interested to hear where this goes as the story develops.

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