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NHFPI 2020 Annual Conference

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Seventh Annual Conference

Strengthening New Hampshire:
Creating Equitable Opportunities
for All Granite Staters

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NHFPI’s Seventh Annual Conference, Strengthening New Hampshire: Creating Equitable Opportunities for All Granite Staters, will be held Friday, February 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

Many Granite Staters continue to struggle to make ends meet, and there are large disparities in residents’ access to economic security, health care, housing, and education across the state. Presenters will review data indicators at the state, regional, and local levels that show variations in opportunity and discuss potential implications of these inequities.

A panel discussion will address levels of access and opportunity in the areas of housing, health, and education, and the connections to economic stability and mobility as well as a strong workforce. Presenters will discuss current initiatives, recent policy changes, and new state budget investments designed to enhance support for residents in these areas. The conference will also consider ways to build equity for New Hampshire residents.

Join New Hampshire business, nonprofit, and community leaders, policymakers, and engaged residents for important conversations about how to strengthen New Hampshire and create equitable opportunities for all Granite Staters.


Featured Speakers

Victoria Adewumi
Community Liaison, Manchester Health Department

Evelyn Aissa
Executive Director, Reaching Higher NH

Dean Christon
Executive Director/CEO, NH Housing

Bruce King
President/CEO, New London Hospital

Katherine Easterly Martey
Executive Director, NH Community Development Finance Authority

Phil Sletten
Policy Analyst, NH Fiscal Policy Institute

Michael Turmelle
Director of Education and Career Initiatives, NH Charitable Foundation


Additional speakers to be announced.



Event Registration

Registration fees are $45 through January 31 and $60 starting February 1. Breakfast will be provided.

Preregistration deadline: February 14

Scholarships for complimentary conference registrations are available for current members of the NH Legislature; please email info@nhfpi.org to request a scholarship.





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New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage Falls Further Behind

6 Jan 2020

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The federal minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage that can be paid to most workers anywhere in the nation. Since its inception at the national level in 1938, when only certain workers were covered, the wage has increased and encompassed more types of employees over time. State law sets New Hampshire’s minimum wage to the federal minimum level, currently at $7.25 per hour. An individual working 40 hours per week at this wage will make about $15,000 per year, assuming they work all 52 weeks. This income level is below the federal poverty guidelines for all households other than a single person, and well below the levels for households that include a partner and children.