© 2024 New Hampshire Public Radio

Persons with disabilities who need assistance accessing NHPR's FCC public files, please contact us at publicfile@nhpr.org.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets for a chance to win $35k toward a new car or $25k in cash during NHPR's Summer Raffle!

New Hampshire Enters State Budget Season With Healthy Balance Sheet

josh rogers / nhpr

With overall state tax collections up $106 million over estimates, Legislative Budget Assistant Michael Kane told the New Hampshire lawmakers who will write the state's next two-year spending plan that they will start the process with a $95.8 million cushion.

"Of that $95.8 million, about $74 million of that is the general fund; the other 28.1 roughly, is the education trust. So the education trust fund, for the first time in a over a decade, has a positive balance."

But Kane also stressed that the budget picture could change, based on the national economy. Right now, the state's rainy day fund is also in good shape. It contains $11o million.


Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.
Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.