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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

Investing in NH’s Future Conference to Examine Education, Health, Other Areas Vital to Sustaining a Strong Workforce
December 28, 2016

Investing in New Hampshire’s Future Conference to Focus on Sustaining a Strong Workforce
December 21, 2016

NHFPI Announces the Appointment of Phil Sletten as Policy Analyst
October 24, 2016

NHFPI Announces Appointment of Kristine Stoddard Esq. to Board of Directors, Reappointment of Professor Margaret Walsh
October 5, 2016

Despite Declines in New Hampshire Poverty Rate, Economic Stability Remains Out of Reach for Many Granite Staters
September 15, 2016

NHFPI Announces the Appointment of John Shea as Executive Director
June 14, 2016

Manchester Roundtable Examines Challenge of Making Ends Meet, Opportunities to Bolster Economic Stability
May 20, 2016

New Report Examines New Hampshire Economy, Finds Wages for Many Workers Losing Ground
April 27, 2016

NH Senate Votes to Reauthorize Health Protection Program
March 31, 2016

New Report Examines Cost of Making Ends Meet in the Granite State, Finds Many Jobs Lack Pay Sufficient to Achieve Economic Stability
March 24, 2016

NH House Votes in Support of Health Protection Program Reauthorization
March 9, 2016

NHFPI Welcomes New Board Members
March 8, 2016

NHFPI Statement on House Finance Committee Vote to Support Reauthorization of the Health Protection Program
March 3, 2016

Making Ends Meet Conference Explores Solutions to Enhance Economic Stability for New Hampshire Families
February 19, 2016

NHFPI Statement on State Budget Agreement
September 16, 2015

Kansas Tax Cuts: Lessons for New Hampshire Offers Legislators Context for Considering Impact of Proposed Business Tax Cuts
September 9, 2015

National State-Tax Expert Michael Mazerov Outlines Why Business Tax Cuts Will Not Produce Economic Growth for New Hampshire
June 23, 2015

Community Leaders Call for Further Progress toward a State Budget that Builds a More Healthy, Secure, and Prosperous Granite State
June 11, 2015

NHFPI Statement Regarding Senate State Budget Vote
June 4, 2015

NHFPI Statement Regarding Senate Finance Committee Action to Reduce Business Taxes
May 26, 2015

NHFPI Testimony Before Senate Finance Committee Budget Hearing Calls for Rejection of Business Tax Cuts and Reauthorization of NH Health Protection Program
May 5, 2015

Organizations and Small Businesses Call on Governor to Reject Business Tax Cuts, Voice Concern for State Budget
April 14, 2015

House Approved Budget Puts Vulnerable Citizens, State’s Future at Risk
April 1, 2015

House Budget Proposal Forces False Choices, Hurts Vulnerable Citizens, and Threatens State’s Future
March 30, 2015 

Senate Reaffirms Vote for Business Tax Cuts, House Budget Writers Make Drastic Cuts to Vital Services
March 19, 2015

Senate Vote for Business Tax Cuts Limits State’s Ability to Invest in Economic Growth
March 5, 2015

Senate Ways and Means Votes to Cut Business Taxes While State Struggles to Fund Critical Needs
February 19, 2015

NHFPI Statement on Governor Hassan’s Proposed Budget
February 12, 2015

Capital Gains Proposal Would Generate New Revenue While Reducing Property Tax for Thousands
February 6, 2015

Building a Better Budget Conference Examines State Budget Priorities, State Tax System; Strategies to Strengthen NH’s Middle Class
January 23, 2015

ADVISORY: Building a Better Budget Will Examine State Budget, State Tax System; Strategies to Strengthen NH’s Middle Class
January 16, 2015

New Analysis: Low-Income Taxpayers in New Hampshire Pay Three Times the Tax Rate Paid by the Wealthiest Granite Staters
January 14, 2015

Building a Better Budget Conference Will Provide Forum for Dialogue around State Budget Priorities
December 29, 2014

Roland Lamy Joins NHFPI Board of Directors
December 17, 2014

Dr. Margaret Walsh Joins NHFPI Board of Directors
May 21, 2014

Senate Rejects Minimum Wage Increase, Denies a Raise to Nearly 76,000 Granite Staters
May 8, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Opposes Higher Wages for Nearly 76,000 Granite Staters
April 29, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Considers Increase to Minimum Wage
April 22, 2014

NH House Approves Bill to Extend Health Coverage to More than 50,000 Granite Staters
March 25, 2014

NH House Votes to Increase State Minimum Wage
March 12, 2014

NH Senate Votes to Extend Health Insurance to More than 50,000 Granite Staters
March 6, 2014

House Committee Votes in Favor of Increase to Minimum Wage
February 19, 2014

NHFPI Voices Support for Increase to State Minimum Wage
February 11, 2014

NHFPI Statement on Governor’s Support of Minimum Wage Increase
NHFPI Statement on Governor’s Support of Minimum Wage Increase (PDF)
February 6, 2014

Government in the Granite State Conference Explores Solutions for NH
January 31, 2014

NH Legislature Leaves Thousands without Affordable Health Care
November 21, 2013

NH Legislature Should Seize the Opportunity to Extend Health Care Coverage to Thousands of Granite Staters
November 20, 2013

Legislature Should Act Promptly on the Medicaid Expansion Study Commission Report
October 15, 2013

Legislature Should Act Promptly on Medicaid Expansion Study Commission Recommendations
October 8, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Study Commission Making Real Progress
October 1, 2013

Census Data: Fewer Granite Staters with Health Insurance in 2012
September 17, 2012

Medicaid Can Be Used to Help Low-Income Workers Pay for Private Insurance
August 13, 2013

Accepting Federal Funds to Expand Medicaid Would Save the State Money and Cover More Families
July 23, 2013

Study Commission Learns NH’s Medicaid Program Has a Solid Track Record
July 16, 2013

New Budget Represents Progress But Could Have Done More
June 26, 2013

House-Senate Agreement Moves Medicaid Expansion in the Right Direction
June 20, 2013

NHFPI: Senate  Vote to Reject Federal Funds Could Leave Thousands of NH Families Without Healthcare
June 6, 2013

Report Suggest Medicaid Expansion Would Be Budget Neutral: Testimony of Deb Fournier to House budget writers
March 7, 2013

Powerpoint Presentation accompanying Deb Fournier’s testimony to House budget writers
March 7, 2013

Benefits of Extending Medicaid are Substantial
Jan. 11, 2013

NHFPI Staff to Brief Lawmakers
January 9, 2013

Handout from Jeff McLynch’s presentation to lawmakers
January 9, 2013

Census Data: Fewer Granite Staters with Health Insurance
September 12, 2012

Constitutional Amendment on Taxation Will Lead to Unintended Consequences
June 6, 2012

Senate-Passed Constitutional Amendment Still Poses Problems
May 17, 2012

N.H. Groups Ask for Meaningful Role in Shaping the Next Phase of Medicaid Managed Care
May 9, 2012

Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Taxation Could Still Pose Legal Problems
May 4, 2012

Community Leaders Urge Senate to Reject Constitutional Amendment on Taxation
April 18, 2012

Letter from Community Leaders
April 18, 2012

Proposed Amendment Would Trigger Prolonged Litigation, NHFPI Executive Director Jeff McLynch Tells Senate
April 4, 2012

N.H. Groups Thank Governor and Executive Council for Giving Managed Care Contracts More Time
March 28, 2012

N.H. Groups Ask Executive Council not to Rush Managed Care Contracts
March 22, 2012

Senate Vote on CACR6 Raises Concerns
Feb. 15, 2012

Jeff McLynch, NHFPI Executive Director Testifies Against Tax Credit for Private Education
Jan. 23, 2012

Statement of Executive Director Jeff McLynch on Legislative Briefings on NH Economy
Dec. 13, 2011

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Flexible CARES Act Funds Mostly Allocated, Partially Unspent as Deadline Looms

4 Nov 2020

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Nearly all the federal funding granted to the State of New Hampshire in the Spring to combat the COVID-19 crisis has been allocated to pandemic-related programs as of the beginning of November. However, significant amounts of funding have not yet been expended. The State must spend these funds by December 30 or return them to the federal government. While some of these funds may be in the process of being spent now or will be used in the next two months based on existing plans, the significant amount of funds left unspent suggests a substantial risk that money will be returned to the federal government and not be deployed to directly support Granite Staters.