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    • Budget timeframe: Biennial

      Fiscal Year begins: July 1 

      Find the current state budget here.

      Find the legislative session calendar here.

      Find the current legislative leaders here.

       

      NH Gov. Hassan

      Gov. Maggie Hassan
      Office of Governor Maggie Hassan
      107 North Main Street
      Room 208
      Concord, NH 03301
      Phone: (603) 271-2121
      Fax: (603) 271-7680
      http://www.governor.nh.gov/

       

       

      Linda Hodgdon, Commissioner
      Department of Administrative Services
      State House Annex, Room 120
      Concord, NH 03301
      Phone (603) 271-3204
      Fax: (603) 271-6600
      http://admin.state.nh.us/budget/

       

      Want a more robust, long-term look at your state's fiscal health, beyond the budget? There are two parts: Click here for the FY2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) compiled by the state government, and click here for information on the state's pension liabilities

       

      New Hampshire is required to pass a "balanced budget." Section 9:3 of the State law requires the governor to provide estimated revenue for all recommended appropriations. New Hampshire law forbids the carrying over of a deficit from one year to the next.

      A review of the State's Budgetary Comparison Schedules within its annual reports reveals budget deficits (negative net transactions) for the last three years.


      The State maintains three individual major funds, the General, Highway, and Education Trust Funds, and a certain number of non-major governmental funds. All three major funds are budgeted in addition to one individual non-major fund. [from the Institute for Truth in Accounting]

       

      Find the state's bond ratings here.

       

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    • K-12 Education :

    • HEADLINES

      Lawmakers Jockey Over Budget Surpluses

      Stateline | by Elaine S. Povich | April 22, 2014

      According to NASBO, Kentucky and many other states have put the emphasis on restoring funding to education this year. A still incomplete survey of states showed that the vast majority are increasing elementary and secondary education funding, along with transportation and infrastructure.

    • HEADLINES

      Common-Core Tensions Cause Union Heartburn

      Education Week | by Andrew Ujifusa and Stephen Sawchuk | February 20, 2014

      From the early days of the Common Core State Standards, the two national teachers' unions have been among the initiative's biggest boosters, helping to make the case to the nation's 3.5 million teachers for the tougher expectations and putting significant money into the development of aligned curricula and tools.

      But in some union quarters, that support is starting to waver—the product of flawed implementation in states, concerns about the fast timeline for new testing tied to the standards, and, in at least one instance, fallout from internal state-union politics.

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    • State Debt :

    • HEADLINES

      States with budget surpluses may not really be in the black

      State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | July 17, 2014

      State Budget Solutions tracks the claimed surpluses of state budgets and explains why there is more than meets the eye.

    • HEADLINES: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire , North Carolina

      Williams Report - July 7, 2014

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | July 7, 2014

      We hope you had a great Independence Day weekend! Join us on Twitter today by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSBob.

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    • Solutions

      How Reality-Based Budgeting Can Permanently Resolve State Budget Gaps

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 7, 2012

      State Budget Solutions recommends that state legislators take action in 2013 to resolve the serious state financial crises by changing their focus from inputs to outcomes by redesigning budgets from the ground up based on priorities and performance.

    • Solutions

      How to Prevent Future Pension Crises

      by Cory Eucalitto | November 1, 2012

      The time for state and local governments to offer defined contribution retirement plans that protect both taxpayer dollars and public employee retirement security is now.

    • Solutions

      State Lawmakerís Guide to Evaluating Medicaid Expansion Projections

      The Heritage Foundation | by Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski | October 17, 2012

      Supporters of Obamacare claim that expanding Medicaid will entail little to no cost to state governments, since the federal government will fund the vast majority of the additional costs. Indeed, some analyses project states achieving savings from adopting the expansion. However, state lawmakers should be wary of accepting such analyses at face value.

    • Solutions

      Medicaid Is BrokenóLet the States Fix It

      The Wall Street Journal | by Paul Howard and Russell Sykes | October 15, 2012

      Block-granting Medicaid is the best way to deliver better, cost-effective care to the most vulnerable Americans.

    • Solutions

      The Case for Reform: Prisons

      Right on Crime | August 1, 2012

      Prisons are supremely important, but they are also a supremely expensive government program, and thus prison systems must be held to the highest standards of accountability.