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New Hampshire Poverty Rate Continues to Decline, but Many Granite Staters Still Struggle with Very Limited Income

September 14, 2017 News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2017   New Hampshire Poverty Rate Continues to Decline, but Many Granite Staters Still Struggle with Very Limited Income   Concord, NH – New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau finds that New Hampshire’s poverty rate declined to 7.3 percent in 2016, down …

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Bruce King Joins NHFPI Board of Directors

July 6, 2017 News
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2017 Bruce King Joins NHFPI Board of Directors   CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute announces the election of Bruce King of Etna to the organization’s Board of Directors. Bruce King is president and CEO of New London Hospital and has more …

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NHFPI Statement on Passage of the State Budget

June 22, 2017 News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017   NHFPI Statement on Passage of the State Budget   Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Legislature convened on Thursday, June 22 to vote on the Committee of Conference version of the State Budget for the next biennium, which begins on July 1, 2017. …

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Food Insecurity in New Hampshire Remains Higher Than Pre-Recession Levels

21 Sep 2017

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A report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service shows food insecurity nationally remained at roughly the same level in 2016, 12.3 percent of all households, as in 2015. Food insecurity is higher both nationally and in New Hampshire in the last three years than ten years ago, before the Great Recession. Although progress has been made nationally relative to the next most recent three-year period, New Hampshire has seen no statistically significant change in food insecurity between the last two three-year periods measured, and food insecurity remains higher above pre-Recession levels than the nation as a whole.