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Businesses, Homeowners, and Diners Sustain Robust Revenue Flow

November 6, 2015 Data Viz

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, by nearly $20 million through October. While the state has over a dozen streams of revenue, three – business taxes, the meals and rooms tax, and the real estate transfer tax – are doing the heavy lifting.

Given that New Hampshire’s General and Education Funds have received only about one-quarter of what they will eventually collect for the current fiscal year, it is still too early to expect these trends will hold through next summer. Nevertheless, collections during the last four months suggest that New Hampshire is on track for a strong year, especially since the economic outlook is likely to remain stable, if not somewhat improve.

The following data visualization is designed to help you understand these data. Within each tab, you can hover over each data point to view additional context. On the right side are seven radio buttons, which allow you to further investigate revenue trends by specific tax type or by total collections.

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New Data Show Food Insecurity Levels Declining Prior to the COVID-19 Crisis

10 Sep 2020

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According to data released on September 9 by the United States Department of Agriculture, food insecurity levels in New Hampshire continued to decline during 2019, prior to the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The report outlines the trends of reduced food insecurity in the nation and in New Hampshire, declining from the higher levels resulting from the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. The overall improvements to the state economy through 2019, along with the effectiveness of key nutritional aid programs, did contribute to lower levels of food insecurity, although the benefits of the economic recovery did not reach all Granite Staters in an equal or timely manner. Although food insecurity levels declined through the years preceding 2020, the current crisis facing Granite Staters is not reflected in these 2019 data. The recent economic pressures on many individuals and families with lower incomes in New Hampshire have been severe, and current levels of food insecurity are very likely to be substantially higher.