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New Data Finds Regional Disparities in Median Household Income, Child Poverty Rates Exceed 20 Percent in Three New Hampshire Counties

October 19, 2017 News

New data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau measuring median household income and poverty rates for the state’s ten counties and municipalities with more than 20,000 residents finds regional income disparities across the state.

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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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Elections Highlight Continuing Questions About Keno Revenue

8 Nov 2017

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While results are still preliminary, Keno gaming appears to have been legalized in seven cities around New Hampshire as a result of Tuesday’s votes. The margin of victory in Rochester for Keno legalization was reportedly only one vote and may still be subject to change or recount, but voters appear to have legalized Keno gaming in Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, and Somersworth. Voters in Concord, Dover, and Keene voted against Keno gaming legalization. Franklin had legalized Keno gaming previously, and the Portsmouth City Council decided to not put Keno on the ballot. Other municipalities, including the City of Lebanon, may make decisions regarding Keno legalization next year. These results have implications for State policy and finances.