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New Hampshire State Budget – 2019 Legislative Session

NHFPI resources related to New Hampshire’s State Budget for the State Fiscal Year 2020-2021 biennium, which begins July 1, 2019.



The Governor’s Budget Proposal, State Fiscal Years 2020-2021 – March 29, 2019

The House State Budget for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 – April 30, 2019

Education Funding in the House Budget – May 6, 2019

Funding the State Budget: Recent Trends in Business Taxes and Other Revenue Sources – May 22, 2019

The Senate State Budget for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 – June 14, 2019

Business Tax Revenue and the State Budget – September 10, 2019


Common Cents

House Finance Committee Budget Boosts Education and Health Funding – April 5, 2019

Senate Finance Committee Budget Restores Stabilization Grants, Boosts Medicaid Rates, and Sends One-Time Aid to Local Governments – June 3, 2019

Senate Passes Budget, Approves Funding Increases for Local Education Aid and Medicaid Rates – June 7, 2019

Committee of Conference Keeps Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Increases, Boosts Fiscal Disparity Aid in Final Budget Agreement – June 24, 2019

Services Funded at Lower Levels than Proposed After Governor Vetoes Budget – July 1, 2019

Declining Business Tax and Other Revenues Suggest Caution for State Budget – August 15, 2019

State Budget Agreement Includes Education Funding Revisions, Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Increases, and Contingent Business Tax Rates – September 25, 2019


Data Viz

Exploring the State Agency Budget Requests – February 8, 2019

NH Department of Health and Human Services Budget Request – February 8, 2019

State Agency Budget Requests with Historical Context – February 8, 2019

Trends Among State Budget Categories – February 8, 2019

Examining the Governor’s Budget Proposal by Activity Unit – March 29, 2019

Examining the Governor’s and House Budgets by State Agency – April 30, 2019

House Budget Funding for NH Department of Health and Human Services – April 30, 2019



New Hampshire Funding Sources and Recent Trends
New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee, January 15, 2019

New Hampshire’s Vulnerable Families in the Post-Recession Economy
Joint Economic Briefing for the New Hampshire House and Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees, January 11, 2019  (video recording)

New Hampshire’s State Budget and Families in the Post-Recession Economy
NHFPI Sixth Annual Conference, February 22, 2019

Funding the State Budget and Other Public Services
NHFPI Sixth Annual Conference, February 22, 2019

New Hampshire Revenue Sources and Recent Trends
New Hampshire Senate Ways and Means Committee, April 3, 2019



Dates for the various phases of the 2019 State Budget Process


New Hampshire State Budget – 2018-2019 Biennium

NHFPI resources related to New Hampshire’s State Budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, which concludes June 30, 2019.


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
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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Common Cents Blog

New Hampshire Trails in Higher Education Funding

20 Nov 2019

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It has been over a decade since the end of the last recession. During this time, investments and funding for public higher education across the nation have seen reductions overall. States reduced expenditures in the aftermath of the recession, including decreased spending to support public higher education. Recent analyses from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Pew Charitable Trusts have compared states’ investments in public higher education over time. When compared to pre-recession levels the amount of money allocated to public higher education nationwide has decreased. Students who attend public colleges and universities in their home states face the additional cost burdens of increasing tuition and fees that may stem from these funding cuts. In New Hampshire, Granite Staters face the second highest average in-state tuition at public four-year institutions in the nation.