New and Expanded Challenges Facing Vulnerable Populations in New Hampshire

The COVID-19 crisis has had widespread impacts on life in New Hampshire, but the negative effects have been most severe on people who were already the most vulnerable. Certain groups of Granite Staters have historically experienced disproportionate health and economic challenges. Vulnerable groups in New Hampshire include older adults, people with disabilities, individuals with chronic ...

Early Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on State Revenues

Funding for New Hampshire’s State Budget relies on revenues generated from economic activity, which has been severely curtailed by the COVID-19 crisis. These State revenues pay for key services for Granite Staters, including supports and assistance designed to help those facing financial hardship. With nearly half of New Hampshire households reporting a loss in employment ...

The State Budget for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

The New Hampshire State Budget funds important services for Granite State families and children, supporting the infrastructure, education and health services, and public amenities that residents use daily. After an extended process, New Hampshire policymakers finalized a State Budget that increases investments in key areas, including public education and health services. The State Budget for ...

Business Tax Revenue and the State Budget

The State Budget represents New Hampshire’s funding priorities for public investment in education, health care, public safety, housing, conservation and preservation, roads and bridges, and a range of services to Granite State residents and businesses. To support these investments, policymakers must determine methods for raising revenue and project the amount of revenue available over the ...

The Senate State Budget for State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021

The New Hampshire Senate voted to pass its version of the State Budget on June 6, modifying the version provided by the House and proposing major new initiatives in health and social services. Incorporating several bills passed independently by the Senate, the Senate Budget would expand home- and community-based services for children, establish a new ...

Funding the State Budget: Recent Trends in Business Taxes and Other Revenue Sources

Understanding recent revenue trends is key to accurately projecting the amount of revenue expected over the next two State fiscal years and maintaining a balanced State Budget. Revenue projections are especially difficult to make accurately this year, given recent abnormal behavior in receipts from the State’s two primary business taxes, which have driven most revenue ...