An Overview of New Hampshire’s Tax System

A look at some of the trends in tax collections over the past decade with a brief description of each of the state’s eight major sources of tax revenue — highlighting some of the characteristics that can help guide policymakers in devising a response to the fiscal challenges now before New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Health Protection Program

The New Hampshire Health Protection Program enables the state to leverage federal Medicaid dollars to expand access to affordable health insurance to low-income residents.

Strengthening New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is one way New Hampshire can start to build an economy that works for everyone.

Business Taxes in New Hampshire: Where Do They Stand? How Much Do They Matter?

Some of the current proposals to reduce business taxes ignore facts about N.H.’s tax structure and, more generally, about the impact taxes have on economic activity. Here’s an overview to help put things in perspective.

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NHFPI Testifies in Support of Increase to NH Minimum Wage

February 11, 2014 Research, State Economy
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The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) today joined New Hampshire legislators, small business owners, and a broad coalition of statewide organizations in voicing support for an increase to New Hampshire’s minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour and the lowest in New England. NHFPI Executive Director Jeff McLynch provided testimony …

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Fact Sheet: Comparing the Medicaid Expansion Proposals

November 18, 2013 Health Policy
Medical Records & Stethoscope

Separate bills now before the House of Representatives and the Senate would enable New Hampshire to accept federal funds available through the Affordable Care Act to provide access to health insurance to adults with incomes under 138 percent of the federal poverty line. Each bill would expand the state’s existing Health Insurance Premium Program, allow access to health coverage through the managed care organizations that currently deliver Medicaid services in New Hampshire, and offer premium assistance to help with the purchase of health insurance through the new Marketplace. This side by side comparison of the House’s and Senate’s proposals highlights the varying degrees to which each measure relies on these three approaches — and for how long.

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Fact Sheet: An Overview of the Health Protection Program

November 11, 2013 Health Policy
Medical Records & Stethoscope

On Friday, November 8, Senators Chuck Morse, Jeb Bradley, and Bob Odell introduced a bill (SS SB 1) to be considered in the remaining weeks of New Hampshire’s special legislative session. The bill would create the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and seeks to use federal funds to extend health insurance to low-income Granite Staters for the next three years. NHFPI’s latest Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of the measure.

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Revenue Loss from Business Tax Cuts Will Benefit Select Set of Companies

22 Jun 2015

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The version of the FY 2016-2017 budget that both the House of Representatives and the Senate will consider on Wednesday includes significant reductions in the rates of New Hampshire’s twin business taxes: the business profits tax (BPT) and the business enterprise tax (BET). While policymakers should be concerned about the impact that such changes would have on New Hampshire’s ability to fund vital public services both now and in the future, questions should also be asked about which businesses would stand to gain from lower BPT and BET rates.

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