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Check NHFPI’s In the Community page regularly for the latest news on tax, budget, and economic matters as well as for copies of NHFPI presentations, columns, and interviews.


NHFPI’s First Annual Policy Conference, “Government in the Granite State: Past, Present, and Future” (view presentations and links)
Grappone Center, Concord NH, January 31, 2014


Sen. Hosmer campaigning to establish N.H. minimum wage of $9 per hour
Laconia Daily Sun, March 15, 2014

Hosmer talks minimum wage increase
The Citizen of Laconia, March 15, 2014

N.H. minimum wage advances in the House
Eagle Tribune, March 14, 2014

Legislature OKs $10.8B Biennial Budget
Union Leader, June 27, 2013

NH Senate May Try to Block State from Taxing Restaurants for Tips to Employees
Concord Monitor, May 15, 2013

What Is, and Isn’t, a ‘Tax Increase’ in the State Budget?
Concord Monitor, May 12, 2013

Senate Budget Writers Hear Arguments on Medicaid Expansion, Other Issues
Concord Monitor, May 10, 2013

Build Accountability Into Tax Credit Programs
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Concord Patch, Jan. 29, 2013

Governor Hassan Issues Executive Order Creating Consensus Revenue Estimating Panel
Jeff McLynch to serve, Jan. 23, 2013

N.H. Legislature Faces Tough Budget Choices
Portsmouth Herald, Jan. 13. 2013

Arlinghaus and McLynch Discuss Upcoming Budget
NHPR, Nov. 30, 2012

Good News on Income Disparity in New Hampshire May Be Short-Lived
NHPR, Nov. 24, 2012

Push is On to Feed Hungry Kids in New Hampshire
Union Leader, Nov. 20, 2012

Hassan’s First Budget Could Include Casino Revenue, More Money for University System
Concord Monitor, Nov. 18, 2012


Towards an Adequate Minimum Wage in New Hampshire
Presentation to UCC Prepared to Serve Conference, Feb. 22, 2014

Medicaid Expansion in New Hampshire
Presentation, Concord, Jan. 17, 2014

The Affordable Care Act Explained
Video of Presentation at the Littleton Library, Sept. 18, 2013

An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System
Presentation to House Ways & Means Committee, Jan. 19, 2013

Slideshow presentation on Medicaid Expansion
Presentation to NH Voices for Health, Oct. 25, 2012

New Hampshire’s Budget Journey
Presentation to Every Child Matters NH and YWCA NH, July 26, 2011

New Hampshire’s FY 2012-2013 Budget: Causes & Consequences
Presentation to Carroll County Democratic Committee, June 21, 2011

Financing the Expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in New Hampshire
Presentation to Children’s Health Insurance Commission, June 13, 2011

Understanding the Affordable Care Act in New Hampshire
Presentation to Jaffrey Democratic Town Committee, April 19, 2011


Jeff McLynch on The Exchange: A New Minimum Wage for New Hampshire?
NHPR The Exchange, Jan. 7, 2014

Jeff McLynch speaks about Medicaid and the state budget on the MoneyBasics radio show
The Pulse 107.7 FM, Aug. 23, 2012

Jeff McLynch talks to Arnie Arneson about tax and spending caps
WNHN, Attitude with Arnie Arneson, March 26, 2012  in MP3 format

Executive Council May Slow Down Managed Care
NHPR, March 26, 2012

Health Care Reform Turns 2 – What’s in it for Granite Staters?
Public News Service, March 23, 2012

Medicaid Managed Care
NH Public Access TV February 2012
Deb Fournier is a featured guest on this episode of “Disability Rights Center presents…” discussing the upcoming plans to introduce Medicaid managed care in New Hampshire. See the show

Q&A with NHFPI’s Jeff McLynch
New Hampshire Business Review, March 25, 2011

Columns and Op-Eds

The Reality Is Far Less Scary
Editorial response by Jeff McLynch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, May 2, 2014

Ends Don’t Meet on $7.25 an Hour
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch and Elissa Margolin, Valley News, April 27, 2014

Plenty of Good Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Concord Monitor, March 11, 2014

Reasons to Raise the Minimum Wage
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Nashua Telegraph, March 7, 2014

State should take Medicaid money
Op-ed by Deb Fournier, Nashua Telegraph, February 1, 2014

Raising the Minimum
Column by Jeff McLynch, Business NH magazine, January 2014

Gratuitous Tax Breaks are a Bad Policy
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Laconia Citizen, May 17, 2013

A Tough Tax Cap Lesson from Dover
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Keene Sentinel, May 22, 2012

Tax Cuts Need Broader Context
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Fosters Daily Democrat, May 5, 2012

The Medicaid Program is a Very Good Deal for New Hampshire
Op-ed by Deborah Fournier, Union Leader, April 25, 2012

Paying More Through Tax Cuts
Business NH Magazine, March 2012

NH Lawmakers Should Back Off Tax, Spending Caps Bills
Nashua Telegraph, Feb. 19, 2012

Be very wary of budget policy gimmicks
Keene Sentinel, Feb. 13, 2012

A supermajority vote for tax hikes would handicap NH
New Hampshire Union Leader, May 13, 2011

Cutting business taxes not good for our state
Nashua Telegraph, May 8, 2011

House leaders’ budget priorities are backward
Concord Monitor, February 11, 2011

Letters to the Editor

NH Would Benefit from ACA’s Medicaid Expansion
Letter to the Editor, Union Leader, July 10, 2012

State budget hardly fits the description
New Hampshire Union Leader, Jan. 26. 2012

Jobs trend isn’t quite as good as it sounds
Concord Monitor, Dec. 21, 2011

New Hampshire isn’t spending enough to meet citizens needs
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, April 13, 2011

Taxes don’t tell whole story about state of states
New Hampshire Union Leader, September 14, 2011

In the News

Health Care on the Campaign Trail
NHPR, Oct. 26, 2012

Voters to Decide on Two Amendments
Union Leader, Oct. 12, 2012

Folly Not to Expand Access to Medicaid
Concord Monitor Editorial, Sept. 30, 2012

Questions Remain About Plans for Medicaid Management Systems, Critics Say
Nashua Telegraph, June 27, 2012

Income Tax, Rules Pass Muster
Concord Monitor, June 7, 2012

Moody’s Drop’s Dover’s Bond Rating a Notch
Foster’s Daily Democrat, May 17, 2012

Republican-led Initiative Would Ban Tax On Internet Access
Nashua Telegraph, April 26, 2012

Senate Weighs Constitutional Ban on Income Tax
Union Leader, April 5, 2012

After Two Years, Opinions Divided Over Health Care Reform
Nashua Telegraph, March 26, 2012

Moves to limit taxes, spending in face-off
Nashua Telegraph, Feb. 16, 2012

Senate axes House plan to cap taxes
Concord Monitor, Feb. 16, 2012

Education tax credit won’t serve the majority of us
Concord Monitor, Feb. 9, 2012

Bills May Boost Private Schools
Nashua Telegraph, Jan. 25, 2012

GOP puts stamp on session
Concord Monitor, June 27, 2011

NH lawmakers target higher education, reduce cigarette levies
Boston Globe, June 23, 2011

Supermajority on tax hikes requirement draws warning
New Hampshire Union Leader, May 12, 2011

Teachers not tickled pink
Keene Sentinel, April 6, 2011

Putting government on a starvation diet
Concord Monitor, April 4, 2011

Some call for state tax system overhaul
Foster’s Daily Democrat, March 20, 2011

Repel attempts to downshift tax burden
Concord Monitor, December 27, 2010



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House Fails to Pass State Budget, Process Moves to Senate

6 Apr 2017

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The New Hampshire House, for the first time in recent history, has opted to not pass the State Budget bills, introduced as House Bill 1 and House Bill 2. April 6 was the deadline set by legislative leadership to pass those bills out of the House and move them to the Senate, a day often referred to as “crossover.” The Senate phase of the budget begins after April 6, and the Senate has expressed an intent to move forward with a budget in the Senate Finance Committee. However, with no House Bill 1 or House Bill 2 crossing over, the Senate has to forge an alternative path to debate and amend the budget.