2012-2013 N.H. Budget Highlights

Highlights of New Hampshire's 2012-2013, $10.2 billion budget for the two years beginning July 1:


$10.2 billion total funds budget, about 6 percent less than current budget.

$2.5 billion funded from state taxes, about 8 percent less than current state tax budget.

$1.9 billion education aid from state taxes, the same as current budget.

Makes up for $375 million in federal stimulus money in current budget.


No new or higher taxes.

Allows temporary $30 motor vehicle registration surcharge to end. Fee raised $90 million toward highway projects.

Cuts cigarette tax 10 cents to $1.68 per pack. Up to $16 million in annual revenue lost.

Cuts the saltwater fishing license from $15 to $10.

Reduces the marriage license fee from $50 to $45.

Reduces condominium fees and license fees for pet shops.

Counts on $10 million from sale of the Laconia prison site.

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