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 AnnMarie French – Executive Director

AnnMarie French is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. Prior to assuming this role, AnnMarie served as NHFPI’s communications manager for four years.  AnnMarie previously served as editor for the New Hampshire Local Government Center’s New Hampshire Town and City magazine and other New Hampshire Municipal Association resource publications for local officials. She has held various communications roles for the City of Boston, including marketing communications specialist for the Department of Neighborhood Development, focusing on neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and small business programs. AnnMarie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University in Alfred, New York, and a Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Leadership NH, Class of 2017. Contact AnnMarie by email at afrench [at] nhfpi.org.

 

Phil Sletten – Policy Analyst

Phil Sletten is a Policy Analyst for NHFPI. He previously served as a performance auditor for the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, where he provided analysis on a wide range of state agency operations. In this role, Phil co-authored reports on various state programs within the Departments of Transportation, Safety, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Veteran’s Home; he also conducted research related to the Community College System. Born and raised in New Hampshire, he brings first-hand knowledge of the state’s unique attributes and ongoing challenges. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and policy studies from Grinnell College, located in Grinnell, Iowa, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with emphases on tax, economic, and environmental policy. He is a graduate of Leadership NH, Class of 2018. Contact Phil at psletten [at] nhfpi.org.

 

Michael Polizzotti photoMichael Polizzotti – Policy Analyst

Michael Polizzotti as a policy analyst for NHFPI. As a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) – Paul College of Business and Economics in Durham, with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Economics, Michael brings unique insights of applied and economic theory to use in his analyses. His past research projects include work surrounding food insecurity and nutrition, especially among low income individuals, and the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the healthcare and labor choices of young adults. While attending UNH, Michael worked with several institutions at both the federal and state level. These include roles with the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the N.H. Division of Economic Development. As a New Hampshire native, Michael offers a valuable perspective on the policy climate in the state and the challenges faced by those who live and work here. Contact Michael at mpolizzotti [at] nhfpi.org.

 

 

 

 

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Declining Business Tax and Other Revenues Suggest Caution for State Budget

15 Aug 2019

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As policymakers continue to consider State Budget options and choices during the ongoing continuing resolution, understanding State revenue trends remains critical to determining the State’s ability to pay for needed services and the policy choices that affect available resources. With State Fiscal Year 2019 completed and SFY 2020 underway, recent months of revenue collections have provided some additional insight into whether the State might expect more revenue in future years. Questions remain about the future of business tax receipts in particular, which have been very difficult to predict due to recent abnormal behavior following the federal tax overhaul; however, recent data suggest anticipated declines in receipts may limit revenue going forward.