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Today, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed the state budget into law, which includes funding for a seven-year reauthorization of Medicaid expansion, expands access to affordable child care, and fully funds the Alcohol Abuse, Prevention, and Treatment Fund, among many other health programs that benefit Granite Staters.

The budget also includes important funding for children's behavioral health services, healthy aging initiatives, and expanded Medicaid coverage for new mothers.

The signing marks the end of a historic state budget process that saw the New Hampshire House of Representatives voting to concur with the Senate’s budget proposal earlier this month. The budget is considered a bipartisan victory for New Hampshire. 

The FY 2024-25 budget goes into effect on July 1, 2023. 

Here's a brief overview of the health priorities that are included in the state budget: 


statement from Kate Frey on budget signing
Sununu signing budget
New Futures staff members pose with lawmakers who worked on improving access to child care