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Strengthening New Hampshire Conference Highlights Need for Greater Equity in Access to Opportunity

February 27, 2020 News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2020   Strengthening New Hampshire Conference Highlights Need for Greater Equity in Access to Opportunity   Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s (NHFPI) Seventh Annual Conference, Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters, convened nearly 140 attendees from across …

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Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters, Friday, February 21 in Concord

February 7, 2020 News

Despite a strong state economy, many Granite Staters continue to struggle to make ends meet. There are large disparities in who achieves economic security, and in levels of access to housing, health care, and educational opportunities across the state. The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s (NHFPI) Seventh Annual Conference, Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters, will examine these areas through a variety of lenses, including considerations of income and demographics. Presenters will review data at the state, regional, and local levels showing variations in opportunity and discuss potential implications of these inequities for different population groups.

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NHFPI Announces Addition of Policy Analyst Michael Polizzotti

August 9, 2019 News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2019   NHFPI Announces Addition of Policy Analyst Michael Polizzotti   CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Polizzotti as a policy analyst. As a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) …

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Increases to SNAP Benefits Would Offset Higher Food Costs and Boost the Economy

30 Jul 2020

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides critical nutritional aid to individuals and families with low incomes, including those who have faced income losses. As Granite Staters continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, aiding those who are most affected and who have the fewest resources will help ensure they weather the crisis while supporting the economic recovery as well. Federal policy actions so far have provided temporary emergency SNAP allotments to recipients, along with extended nutritional benefits to certain children due to school closures, temporarily easing certain redetermination criteria, among other changes. Despite these actions, additional benefits may be needed as more impacts of the COVID-19 crisis become known, and as other supports expire or are discontinued. Additional SNAP benefits would help support Granite Staters who are experiencing food insecurity while providing a boost to the economy.

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