Tax flap has Republicans calling for the freshman Democrat congresswoman to resign.
Despite having nearly $2 million in reported worth and assets, newly elected U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) and her husband owed nearly $11,000 in property taxes on homes in Hopkinton and the White Mountains, according to WMUR-TV. According to the report, during the last three years, the Kusters have been delinquent on more than $40,000 in property tax payments. In Hopkinton, the report noted, the Kusters have “been delinquent on six different, consecutive assessments,” the report noted. This afternoon, Kuster issued a statement saying she had paid property taxes on the couple's home in Hopkinton. The payment was reportedly made today, a day after the WMUR story ran. "Our property taxes are paid in full with interest to the Town of …
The lawmakers are part of the first all-female federal delegation in the country.
Friday, January 4
New Hampshire Congresswomen Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter were sworn in Thursday in Washington, D.C. The Democrats are now part of the first all-female federal delegation in United States history. They join Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Kuster, of Hopkinton, defeated Republican Charlie Bass. Shea-Porter, of Rochester, defeated Republican Frank Guinta in the November election. Kuster, who was appointed to the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement: “It’s a great honor to join the U.S. House of Representatives and to serve the hardworking people of New Hampshire’s Second District. We face many challenges as a state and country, but there is so much we can achieve if we’re …