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NHFPI’s Seventh Annual Conference

Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters
Friday, February 21, 2020
8:00am – 12:30pm
Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH


Visit the NHFPI Policy Conference page for links to previous conferences.



News Releases

Strengthening New Hampshire Conference Highlights Need for Greater Equity in Access to Opportunity
February 27, 2020

Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters, Friday, February 21 in Concord
February 6, 2020

NHFPI Announces Addition of Policy Analyst Michael Polizzotti
August 9, 2019

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Announces New Board Members
June 3, 2019

NHFPI Conference Examines the State Budget and Investments to Sustain a Vibrant Economy
February 22, 2019

NHFPI Board of Directors Names AnnMarie French Executive Director
December 13, 2018

NHFPI Announces 2018 Summer Intern Julia Vieira of UNH Carsey School of Public Policy
June 21, 2018

Building a Strong Foundation for a Prosperous Economy Conference Highlights Health Care, Education, Housing, Transportation and More
February 23, 2018

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Board of Directors Appoints AnnMarie French Interim Executive Director
December 6, 2017

New Data Finds Regional Disparities in Median Household Income, Child Poverty Rates Exceed 20 Percent in Three New Hampshire Counties
October 19, 2017

New Hampshire Poverty Rate Continues to Decline, but Many Granite Staters Still Struggle with Very Limited Income
September 14, 2017

Bruce King Joins NHFPI Board of Directors
July 6, 2017

NHFPI Statement on Passage of the State Budget
June 22, 2017

Senate Budget Decisions May Limit Revenue Flexibility in Future Years
June 1, 2017

New NHFPI Resource Examines New Hampshire’s State Tax System and Major Revenue Sources
May 24, 2017

Ryan Audley Joins NHFPI Board of Directors
April 18, 2017

New Report Highlights Importance of Substance Use Disorder Coverage to Address New Hampshire’s Opioid Crisis
April 12, 2017

New NHFPI Resource Outlines New Hampshire’s State Budget Process and Recent Funding Trends
February 9, 2017

NHFPI Welcomes Victoria Adewumi to Board of Directors
February 6, 2017

Investing in New Hampshire’s Future Conference Examines Key Areas Essential to Sustaining a Strong Workforce
January 13, 2017

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In the News

The spirit of giving isn’t exclusive to the holidays
Concord Monitor, November 25, 2020

Searching for solutions to homelessness
Manchester Ink Link, November 19, 2020

Black Lives: Meet New Hampshire’s past, present and future agents of change
New Hampshire Magazine, November 19, 2020

School enrollment spikes seen in some New Hampshire districts
New Hampshire Business Review, November 10, 2020

Some school systems see enrollment spike because of COVID
Keene Sentinel, November 7, 2020

North Country schools see enrollment spike because of COVID
Concord Monitor, November 6, 2020

Improved revenues in certain sectors, state agency economizing, create healthier fiscal forecast for New Hampshire
The Center Square, October 29, 2020

Women workers in New Hampshire hurt the most by COVID-19 economic fallout
Seacoast Online, September 12, 2020

Granite State isn’t immune to structural racism
Keene Sentinel, August 12, 2020

Protect Our Care NH: The Impacts of COVID-19 in NH Are Far From Over for New Hampshire’s Tourism Industry
CISION PRWeb, July 21, 2020

Many factors explain racial spike of NH COVID-19 cases
Union Leader, July 20, 2020

Racism and pandemics: Connections go back centuries, NH professors say
Monadnock Ledger, July 9, 2020

Are Business Tax Cuts in Peril?
Business NH Magazine, July 8, 2020

An open letter to the governor and GOFERR members: Let’s close the major gaps faced by NH’s business owners and communities of color
New Hampshire Business Review, July 6, 2020

COVID-19 hitting NH’s Black and Latino communities hard
Foster’s Daily Democrat, July 1, 2020

Highest rate of unemployment ever recorded in your state
KAKE News, June 23, 2020

Maine lags neighbors in allocating $1B in federal virus aid, but millions more are being spent
Bangor Daily News, June 17, 2020

Race plays a factor in COVID
Nashua Telegraph, April 24, 2020

How communities of color in NH are being affected by COVID-19
Manchester Ink Link, April 23, 2020

Low-income workers feel sting of COVID-19 crisis
NHPR, April 17, 2020

Report: COVID-19 disproportionately affecting low earners
NHPR, April 16, 2020

Despite healthcare need, hospitals taking financial hit during COVID-19 outbreak
Keene Sentinel, April 16, 2020

Why the Census Counts for NH
Business NH Magazine, April 3, 2020

Federal CARES Act to provide relief to residents
Monadnock Ledger, March 28, 2020

Chances for prosperity are uneven across state
New Hampshire Business Review, March 13, 2020

Measure seeks to beef up financial literacy in NH
New Hampshire Business Review, February 28, 2020

As N.H. economy booms, some are still feeling a bust
Concord Monitor, February 15, 2020

Do Older Taxpayers Balk at Supporting Schools?
Route Fifty, February 12, 2020

Trump Rallies in New Hampshire Ahead of Primary
The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2020

Taking a look ahead in Legislature
Concord Monitor, February 5, 2020

Conference maps route to ‘vibrant’ NH economy
New Hampshire Business Review, March 14, 2019

NHPR The Exchange, Weekly N.H. News Round Up – Governor’s Budget Edition
New Hampshire Public Radio, February 15, 2019

Editorials from around New England
Caledonian Record, February 15, 2019

Editorial: A lesson in the burden of property taxes
Concord Monitor, February 10, 2019

Housing Crunch: Affordability Issues Around the Granite State
The Hippo, December 22, 2018

ReVision Energy offers new technical center to meet demands for more electricians
Union Leader, November 14, 2018

You Asked, We Answered: Can Minimum Wage Workers Afford Rent In New Hampshire?
NHPR, November 5, 2018

Word of Mouth: Wages Without Borders
NHPR, November 2, 2018

5B+ public pension liability nearly as large as state’s entire annual budget
Union Leader, October 16, 2018

The other New Hampshire
New Hampshire Business Review, September 27, 2018

Fitzwilliam library to offer program on how services are funded in NH
Keene Sentinel, September 26, 2018

New Study Looks at How Low Property Values Can Hinder Local N.H. Economies
NHPR, September 4, 2018

NH: Where Rich Towns Like Rye Get Richer and Poor Ones Like Berlin Need Help
InDepthNH/Distant Dome, September 2, 2018

N.H. Tardy on School Medicaid
The Associated Press, July 31, 2018

Column: Teachers are mad as hell, by John Tabor
Portsmouth Herald/Foster’s Daily Democrat, June 17, 2018

Rundlett Middle School offers food pantry for Concord students
Concord Monitor, April 15, 2018

Library hosts government program
The Eagle-Tribune, April 9, 2018

State ‘full of contrasts’ is focus of conference
NH Business Review, March 15, 2018

With N.H. Lawmakers Focused Elsewhere, Another School Choice Bill Flies Under The Radar
NHPR, March 5, 2018

The Balance: How Does New Hampshire’s Complex & Unique Tax System Work?
NHPR The Exchange, February 6, 2018

Capital Beat: Business Taxes Booming
Concord Monitor, January 22, 2018

In NH, Food Insecurity Persists
New Hampshire Business Review, January 18, 2018

New Hampshire Legislative Preview: Too Many Tax Cuts?
Bloomberg Tax Report, January 8, 2018

Poverty and unemployment rates down — council welcomes positive economy news
Berlin Daily Sun, October 25, 2017

Data: Coos County No Longer Has Highest Poverty Rate In N.H.
NHPR, October 23, 2017

Census Data Points to Higher Rural Poverty Rates Around New Hampshire
NH Journal, October 23, 2017

Bedford tops state’s median household income list
Bedford Bulletin, October 23, 2017

State House Dome: State revenues tighten as growth slows down
Union Leader, October 8, 2017  

Child Poverty Down in NH, But Pockets Persist
Public News Service – NH, September 18, 2017

Just How Well Is New Hampshire’s Economy Doing?
NHPR, September 13, 2017

Marching North: The rise of Dollar General in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor, September 3, 2017

Tale of Two NHs: Four counties thriving; rural areas continue to stagnate
Distant Dome by Garry Rayno, In Depth NH, September 3, 2017

Since recession, N.H. tuition is up, while support for public higher ed is down
Concord Monitor, August 31, 2017

Working for Medicaid: How a new work requirement might affect recipients
Hippo Press, July 27, 2017

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Examines Revenue Changes in Fiscal 2019 Budget Brief
State Tax Notes, July 13, 2017

Increasing rents in N.H. are an obstacle to retaining young workers
Concord Monitor, July 12, 2017

More aid: How the State Budget could help low income people
Hippo Press, July 6, 2017

Proposed SNAP Cuts: New England States Likely Hardest Hit
Public News Service, June 20, 2017

NH Senate Now in Driver’s Seat on State Budget
Public News Service, April 10, 2017

After NH House punts on budget, what’s the next step?
NH Business Review, April 6, 2017

Mass Appeal: How job opportunities and higher salaries lure Granite Staters over the border
Business NH Magazine, April 2017

The Millionaires Among Us
Business NH Magazine, April 2017

NH economists see shift in priorities
Nashua Telegraph, March 6, 2017

Health care is key to success
Nashua Telegraph, January 15, 2017

N.H. Fiscal Policy Institute conference ponders workforce issues
Concord Monitor, January 14, 2017

As economy improves, most areas of tax revenue are also on the rise
Concord Monitor, January 10, 2017

The Parents of “Our Kids” Matter Too (column by Prof. Margaret Walsh)
Keene Sentinel, August 9, 2016

Property taxes: How a heavy burden falls on those with less
Concord Monitor, July 5, 2016

While income stagnates, property taxes in Merrimack County up 25 percent
Concord Monitor, July 3, 2016

The rent is too high: How being poor is harder on southern New Hampshire residents (Part 1)
Hippo Press, June 30, 2016

Employers under pressure to pay higher wages
Business NH Magazine, June 2016

NH’s rosy employment data mask underlying issues
Portsmouth Herald, May 29, 2016

Report: NH workers still suffering; Economy improving, but not wages
The Eagle-Tribune, May 3, 2016

New fiscal report outlines NH’s economic improvements, shortcomings since the Great Recession
Union Leader, May 1, 2016

New report examines state economy, finds wages for many workers losing ground
The Citizen, April 29, 2016

NH Fiscal Policy Institute welcomes new board members
Berlin Daily Sun, March 23, 2016

House committee approves extending Medicaid expansion
Union Leader, March 4, 2016

The Shrinking Health Coverage Gap
Business NH Magazine, March 2016

At Concord conference, experts discuss ‘making ends meet’ and what it takes to get by in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor, February 21, 2016

Conference held to discuss NH’s minimum wage, how working families can benefit
NH 1 News, February 19, 2016

Measuring Impact of Business Tax Cuts in N.H. May Be a Tricky Business
NHPR, October 5, 2015

What if Laconia had a $15 minimum wage?
Laconia Daily Sun, August 17, 2015

NH budget talks get off to slow start, lay out the differences
NH 1 News, June 15, 2015

Tax Cut Plan Splits Political – and Business – Opinion
NHPR, June 12, 2015

State Rundown 4/27: Leaders Push Back Against Unwise Tax Cuts
ITEP Tax Justice Blog, April 27, 2015

New Hampshire Businesses Urge Governor, Lawmakers to Reject Business Tax Cuts
State Tax Notes / State Tax Today, April 20, 2015

Are N.H. business tax cuts worth the trouble?
New Hampshire Business Review, April 15, 2015

Diverse coalition urges no cuts in business taxes
Union Leader, April 15, 2015

Senate votes to increase R&D business tax credits to $7 million
Union Leader, February 20, 2015

State budget plan greeted as mixed bag
Union Leader, February 14, 2015

Hassan Proposes $11.5B Budget, 6.4% Increase
Patch, February 12, 2015

Chamber to host annual legislative outlook
Patch, February 10, 2015

Editorial: Cut to business taxes will only hurt business in NH
Concord Monitor, January 25, 2015

Trying to create ways to even the tax burden
Union Leader, January 25, 2015

Budget conference being held in Concord, N.H.
AP/Seacoastonline, January 23, 2015

Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget
Concord Monitor, January 21, 2015

Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes
Union Leader, January 21, 2015

Would BPT, BET reductions help the state’s economy?
NH Business Review, January 21, 2015

GOP seeks to lower NH business taxes
Portsmouth Herald /Associated Press, January 21, 2015

State Rundown 1/20: Plenty of Tax Cut Proposals
ITEP Tax Justice Blog, January 20, 2015

Cilley Proposes ‘Far-Reaching’ Minimum Wage Bill
Patch-Concord, January 9, 2015

NH ranks high in business climate but low for business profits tax rate
Union Leader, October 29, 2014

In ‘Pledge 2.0,’ Havenstein commits to controlling spending
Concord Monitor, September 22, 2014

Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded
Concord Monitor, September 2, 2014

Havenstein, Hemingway share ideas for growing state’s economy
Concord Monitor, August 6, 2014

NH puts hold on ER policy under Medicaid expansion
Nashua Telegraph, July 26, 2014

After a decade as No. 1, New Hampshire falls to No. 4 in annual Kids Count survey
Concord Monitor, July 22, 2014

Capital Beat: Officials negotiate an MET fix – behind closed doors
Concord Monitor, June 1, 2014

House, Senate negotiators agree on Medicaid Enhancement Tax language
Concord Monitor, May 31, 2014

N.H. Senate rejects minimum wage hike
The Eagle Tribune, May 9, 2014

Governor, House Speaker back minimum wage increase in NH
Nashua Telegraph, April 23, 2014

More than 6,000 new people enrolled in N.H. Medicaid in the past six months
Concord Monitor, April 9, 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



Relief for the Vulnerable and Biden’s First Budget
Concord Coalition, November 25, 2020

NH workforce has shrunk significantly since April
WMUR,  September 27, 2020

Food Insecurity in the Granite State
NH PBS, “The State We’re In,” September 22, 2020

Big shortfalls in State revenues/funds put new investments in health & education at risk
WMUR, July 26, 2020

Democratic candidates down to the wire in New Hampshire primary
CNBC, February 11, 2020

New Hampshire’s Business: Unexpected surge in NH business tax revenues
WMUR, June 2, 2019

WNHN – State House Watch, House Budget Edition
April 15, 2019

Legislative Outlook
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, January 10, 2019

WNHN FM, The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen
WNHN, January 4, 2019

Facing the Future
WKXL and The Concord Coalition, December 19, 2018

Facing the Future
WKXL and The Concord Coalition, May 2, 2018

The Balance: How Does New Hampshire’s Complex & Unique Tax System Work?
NHPR The Exchange, February 6, 2018

WNHN – State House Watch: Phil Sletten, State Revenue and the Committee of Conference Proposed Budget
May 29, 2017

WNHN – The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen: Phil Sletten on State and Federal Budgets
March 24, 2017

WNHN – State House Watch: Phil Sletten on Governor Sununu’s Proposed Budget
February 27, 2017

State House Watch – WNHN: NHFPI Taking the Measure of Need in the Granite State Report
April 4, 2016

NHPR The Exchange: NH Debates Business Tax Structure
June 4, 2015

WMUR NH’s Business: NH business, interest dividend tax collections off by millions
August 31, 2014

WMUR NH’s Business: Minimum Wage Increase in NH: Yes or No?
March 9, 2014

NHPR The Exchange: A New Minimum Wage for New Hampshire?
January 7, 2014


Columns / Articles

Essential Workers Need Support
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, September 2020

Dealing with the Economic Fallout of COVID-19
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, May 2020

Creating Equitable Opportunities for All
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column,  February 2020

Ripple Effects of a SNAP Decision
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, December 2019

New Hampshire’s Economic Growth Leaving Lower-Wage Workers Behind
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, October 2019

Long-Term Care Faces Challenges in New Hampshire
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, August 2019

Boosting Funds for Housing and Education
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, June 2019

Strengthening New Hampshire’s Economy
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, April 2019

Making NH’s Economy Work for Everyone
Business NH Magazine, Think Tank column, February 2019

Looking Ahead to the New State Budget
Business New Hampshire, Think Tank column, December 2018

How We Fund Public Services in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Town and City, Nov./Dec. 2018

Economic Disparities Community by Community
Business New Hampshire, Think Tank column, October 2018

Parsing New Hampshire’s fiscal disparities
New Hampshire Business Review, September 28, 2018

Education: A Cornerstone of Our Economy
Business New Hampshire, August 2018, Think Tank column

A Growing State Economy Creates Questions
Business New Hampshire, June 2018, Think Tank column

Policies to Strengthen NH’s Workforce and Wages
Business New Hampshire, April 2018, Think Tank column

Sustaining Investments in New Hampshire’s Future
Business New Hampshire, February 2018, Think Tank column

Top Fiscal Issues to be Addressed in the 2018 Legislative Session
Business New Hampshire, December 2017, Think Tank column

NH’s New Budget Faces Potential Revenue Challenges
Business NH Magazine – September 2017, Think Tank column

Budgeting for NH’s Long-Term Prosperity
Business NH Magazine – January 2017, Think Tank column

Much further to climb on journey to economic stability
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Concord Monitor, March 27, 2016

Further to climb toward economic stability
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Nashua Telegraph, March 27, 2016

NH can’t afford further revenue reductions
Letter to the editor by Jeff McLynch, Portsmouth Herald, Sept. 7, 2015

State Lacks the ‘Means’ to Afford Business Tax Cuts
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Keene Sentinel, June 6, 2015

NH Can’t Afford Business Tax Cuts
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Nashua Telegraph, May 31, 2015

State Lacks the Means to Afford Business Tax Cuts
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Concord Monitor, May 29, 2015

Tax cuts threaten N.H.’s future economic success
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, NH Business Review, March 6, 2015

A Budget Full of Holes
Column by Jeff McLynch, Business NH Magazine, February 2015

Common-sense reforms can address inequities and address shortfalls in the budget
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Nashua Telegraph, January 18, 2015

Common Sense Reforms Can Address Inequality, Budget Shortfalls
Op-ed by Jeff McLynch, Concord Monitor, January 15, 2015

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


Published in Partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative

New Hampshire’s fiscal situation improves with higher revenues, underspending
New Hampshire Business Review, October 15, 2020

New data show food insecurity in New Hampshire declined pre-Covid
New Hampshire Business Review, September 15, 2020

Increasing SNAP benefits would offset higher food costs and boost the economy
Berlin Daily Sun, August 19, 2020

Increases to SNAP benefits would offset higher food costs
New Hampshire Business Review, July 31, 2020

Legislature finishes historic session, sends omnibus bills to governor’s desk
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 14

Additional Pandemic EBT Food Assistance available to families
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, July 27, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis increases need for mental health supports
Conway Daily Sun, June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis increases need for mental health supports
Berlin Daily Sun, June 29, 2020

Eviction Moratorium to end July 1 as state establishes new Housing Assistance Program
Conway Daily Sun, June 24, 2020

Renters No Longer Protected From Eviction As Of July 1st
Manchester Information, June 20, 2020

NH property tax relief program deadline extended to November
New Hampshire Business Review, June 3, 2020

New Hampshire state agencies project major revenue declines
New Hampshire Business Review, May 31, 2020

How U.S. coronavirus aid package benefits the Granite State
New Hampshire Business Review, March 30, 2020

Analysis: Most of NH’s CARES Act grants have been appropriated
New Hampshire Business Review, May 23, 2020

Analysis: Strategic, effective government investments needed for sustained economic recovery
New Hampshire Business Review, April 30, 2020

Dissecting New Hampshire’s pending state revenues plight
New Hampshire Business Review, April 5, 2020

New Hampshire expands access to safety net programs and supports during the COVID-19 crisis
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, April 4, 2020

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Common Cents Blog

Updated Revenue Projections Suggest Much Smaller Budget Shortfall

30 Nov 2020

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At a November 23 briefing, key New Hampshire State agencies provided updated revenue estimates to policymakers that revealed a much more optimistic revenue outlook than previous projections. With tax receipts performing well in the State fiscal year thus far, and agencies substantially underspending their budgets last year, the total budget shortfall may be much more manageable and put fewer programs at risk than previously anticipated. Policymakers may be able to offset much of any deficit with the Rainy Day Fund and support or expand programs and services for Granite Staters, who have seen their health and financial security put at risk during the pandemic.