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NH State Budget

The process for establishing New Hampshire’s State Budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, which begins July 1, 2017, is currently underway.

This page features NHFPI resources related to New Hampshire’s State Budget. This page will be updated throughout the 2017 Legislative Session as new resources become available.



Issue Brief: Measuring the Size of New Hampshire’s State Budget
September 11, 2017

Issue Brief: The State Budget for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019
July 13, 2017

Issue Brief: The State Senate’s Proposed Budget
June 13, 2017

Revenue in Review: An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System and Major Revenue Sources
May 24, 2017

Issue Brief: Governor Sununu’s Proposed Budget
February 28, 2017

Building the Budget: New Hampshire’s State Budget Process and Recent Funding Trends
February 9, 2017


Fact Sheets

The Governor’s Proposed Budget – Summary Fact Sheet
February 13, 2017


Common Cents Blog

Legislature Passes Budget, Now Heading to the Governor
June 22, 2017

Committee of Conference Budget Similar to Senate’s Proposal
June 19, 2017

Senate Passes Finance Committee Budget Largely Unchanged
June 1, 2017

Proposed Business Enterprise Tax Changes Would Eliminate General Fund Contribution
May 30, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Approves Amended Budget
May 26, 2017  (Updated May 30)

Senate Ways and Means Committee Increases Revenue Estimates
May 22, 2017

Senate Revenue Estimates 14 Million Below House Numbers
May 17, 2017

Revenues As Strong As Last Year, But Little Growth Overall
May 2, 2017

House Fails to Pass State Budget, Process Moves to Senate
April 6, 2017

House Finance Committee Finalizes Full Budget
March 28, 2017

Federal Funding’s Future in Flux
March 27, 2017

The Budget Trailer Bill Hits The Road
February 22, 2017

At First Glance, A Growing Budget
February 10, 2017

A Good Year for State Revenues
February 1, 2017

Sun Shining on the Rainy Day Fund
December 28, 2016

New Process Will Guide Formation of Next State Budget
November 18, 2016



Presentation to the Joint House and Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees
Presented by John Shea – January 9, 2017

Building the Budget: New Hampshire’s State Budget Process, Funding Trends, and Key Issues – Webinar
March 20, 2017

Webinar – Audio recording

Webinar – Slides (PDF)

Building the Budget: Analysis of the Senate Budget Proposal and Committee of Conference Changes – Webinar
June 16, 2017

Webinar – Slides (PDF)



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Connect with NHFPI

NHFPI’s 5th Annual Policy Conference

NHFPI Policy Conference

Common Cents Blog

Unplanned Business Tax Revenues Bolster Surplus, Prompt Questions

7 Mar 2018

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The size of the State’s surplus continues to climb as a result of February’s revenues, with receipts from the two primary business taxes providing almost all of the boost while most other sources underperformed. The State collected $105.9 million in February, $15.5 million (17.1 percent) more than the $90.4 million projected by the State revenue plan. Business tax receipts were $19.9 million (189.5 percent) higher than plan, which anticipated only $10.5 million for the month.