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NHFPI 2019 Annual Conference

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Sixth Annual Conference

 

Investments to Sustain a Vibrant Economy 

 

NHFPI Budget and Policy Conference logo

Friday, February 22, 2019

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

 

NHFPI’s Sixth Annual Conference will examine the state economy and highlight key areas within the state budget where investments can enhance the health and well-being of New Hampshire residents.

The conference keynote will address economic indicators for New England’s regional economy and key takeaways New Hampshire should consider as the state strives to maintain a strong economy in the years ahead.

NHFPI presentations will discuss the state budget and funding for public services, including state revenue trends, the current surplus, and what we might expect from state revenues going forward. Presentations will also review state demographic and income data, and outline indicators of how New Hampshire residents are faring in the economy.

The conference panel discussion will address progress and opportunities in the areas of health, housing, education, and workforce supports. Topics will include: ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis, the new ten-year mental health plan, health care access and delivery, and child welfare; education and initiatives to bolster workforce development; the housing market and opportunities to enhance the development of more affordable housing; and access to affordable child care and paid leave, which aid care givers in maintaining employment and contributing to the state’s workforce and economy.

Join New Hampshire business, nonprofit, and community leaders, policymakers and policy experts, and engaged residents as we explore current needs, future goals, and policy solutions that will help to sustain a vibrant economy that benefits all Granite Staters.

 

Event Agenda

 

PRESENTATIONS:

New Hampshire’s State Budget and Families in the Post-Recession Economy
Phil Sletten, Policy Analyst, NHFPI

Funding the State Budget and Other Public Services
Phil Sletten, Policy Analyst, NHFPI

Keynote: The New England Economy and the Challenges Facing New Hampshire
Jeffrey P. Thompson, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

MEDIA:

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

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

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Keynote Address:

Jeffrey P. Thompson
Director, New England Public Policy Center
Senior Economist and Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

Panel Discussion:

Jeffrey Meyers
Commissioner
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Kristin Smith
Family Demographer
University of New Hampshire
Carsey School of Public Policy

Ross Gittell
Chancellor
Community College System of New Hampshire

Dean Christon
Executive Director & CEO
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Moderator:

Jo Porter
Director
Institute for Health Policy and Practice
University of New Hampshire   

 

 Opening Remarks:

Donald Shumway

 

The formal program will begin at 8:45 a.m.

View the Event Agenda (PDF)

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

Early registration fee through February 1:

$45

Registration fee February 2 to 15:

$60

Breakfast will be provided.

Preregistration is required by February 15.

 

Online registration is now closed.

 

 

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Pending Federal Proposals Would Reduce SNAP Benefits, Including Enrollment of Households with Children

25 Oct 2019

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the New Hampshire Food Stamp Program in the Granite State, helps families and individuals with lower-incomes put food on the table. Eligibility for SNAP is based on gross and net income, assets, household size, and other factors. Additionally, a large portion of SNAP eligibility is dependent on meeting certain work requirements. In September 2019, 73,671 Granite Staters were enrolled in SNAP, including 28,361 children. About one in nine children in New Hampshire receive SNAP benefits, based on these most recent data. Enrolled older adults and individuals with disabilities also rely on SNAP for food assistance.