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NH House rejects free ski passes for lawmakers

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's House has rejected a bill that would have allowed lawmakers to get free ski passes at Cannon Mountain.

The majority of the Legislative Administration Committee had recommended killing the bill that would grant the legislative perk. A one day lift ticket is $70 for an adult and the bill allowed unlimited free access.

WMUR-TV reports that House lawmakers rejected the proposal on Wednesday.

Opponents say using the perk a half dozen times would be worth twice as much as lawmakers' biennial salary.

Supporters argue that lawmakers have open access to state parks which promotes awareness of the locations. They say skiing at Cannon doesn't add costs to the ski area and encourages members to experience that part of New Hampshire culture.

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