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  • State Revenues Receive Two Thumbs Up for FY 2016 Performance July 8, 2016 Recent data from the Department of Administrative Services reveals that the General and Education Funds, two of the state’s main sources of revenue, experienced a banner year. Combined collections for these two funds in FY 2016, excluding one-time tax amnesty proceeds, were approximately 6 percent higher than what was yielded ...
  • Increased Hiring Since Early 2015, Strong Revenue Collections Evidence of Healthy Business Sector May 6, 2016 Given the incredible difficulty of forecasting the future, it’s extremely rare that the amount of revenue collected by the state of New Hampshire precisely matches official projections. However, that is exactly what occurred in the month of April, as the General and Education Funds received $271.7 million, the exact amount ...
  • FY 2016 Turning Into Banner Year for State Revenues April 6, 2016 March data from the Department of Administrative Services reveals that the General and Education Funds, two of the state’s main sources of revenue, are continuing to experience healthy inflows.
  • Strong Showing for State Revenues, $58 Million Above Projections March 4, 2016 According to the Department of Administrative Services, total General and Education Fund revenue, through the end of February, is $58 million higher than what was expected at this point in time.
  • Halfway Through FY 2016, State Revenues Continue to Be Promising January 12, 2016 The latest data from the Department of Administrative Services indicate that state tax collections are moderately ahead of where they were projected to be at this point in time, by $37 million or about 4 percent (excluding tax amnesty receipts). Since 60 percent to 65 percent of General and Education ...
  • Businesses, Homeowners, and Diners Sustain Robust Revenue Flow November 6, 2015 With four months on the books, the state’s revenue picture is becoming clearer and the situation continues to be encouraging. According to the most recent Department of Administrative Services’ Monthly Revenue Focus, FY 2016 total General and Education Fund revenue is exceeding expectations, as outlined by the Department’s Revenue Plan, ...
  • Vigorous Housing Market Boosts State Revenues September 3, 2015 The most recent Monthly Revenue Focus from the Department of Administrative Services for FY 2016 was encouraging. Through the first two months of the current fiscal year, total General and Education Fund revenue is 6.6 percent higher than what was collected in the same two months of the last fiscal ...
  • Though Still Very Early, Solid Start for State Revenue August 14, 2015 Last week the public got its first glimpse at FY 2016 state revenues, when the Department of Administrative Services released its Monthly Revenue Focus for July 2015. Overall, it was an encouraging report, with most key revenue sources yielding more last month than in July 2014. The following data visualization is ...
  • NH State Revenues for FY 2015 Point to Improving Economy July 7, 2015 While the final state of New Hampshire’s finances for FY 2015 will not be known for a few more months, the latest information on revenue collections provides a positive sign. On July 2, the Department of Administrative Services released its last monthly Revenue Focus for the recently completed fiscal year, ...
  • A Fresh Way to Interpret State Revenue Data June 3, 2015 With the debate over the state budget entering its final stages, NHFPI is starting a new project, using the data visualization tool Tableau, to help improve public understanding of fiscal and economic trends important to New Hampshire. As you’ll see below, our first foray is based on just-released data on state ...

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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.