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Founded in 2009, the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Based in Concord, NHFPI produces regular reports on the fiscal and economic challenges facing New Hampshire and strives to serve as a resource to anyone interested in meeting those challenges in a fair and sound fashion.

Affiliations

In its efforts to promote equitable, responsible, and sustainable fiscal and economic policies, NHFPI collaborates with two national networks of state-level policy research organizations, the State Priorities Partnership (SPP) and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN).  To learn more about SPP and EARN, simply click on the logos below.

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Funding

NHFPI’s work is made possible by the generous support of foundations, organizations, and individuals that share its vision of economic opportunity, prosperity, and security for all New Hampshire residents.  Among its current foundation supporters are the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Endowment for Health,  New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation.

If you find NHFPI’s work valuable, please consider adding your name to the organization’s growing list of supporters.  You may make a tax-deductible contribution today, either by visiting our Donations page or mail your contribution to: New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, 64 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.

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Common Cents Blog

New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage Falls Further Behind

6 Jan 2020

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The federal minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage that can be paid to most workers anywhere in the nation. Since its inception at the national level in 1938, when only certain workers were covered, the wage has increased and encompassed more types of employees over time. State law sets New Hampshire’s minimum wage to the federal minimum level, currently at $7.25 per hour. An individual working 40 hours per week at this wage will make about $15,000 per year, assuming they work all 52 weeks. This income level is below the federal poverty guidelines for all households other than a single person, and well below the levels for households that include a partner and children.