New Hampshire

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New Hampshire

Rank: 19 (Previous Rank: 13)
Budget gap (as a % of the total budget): 8%
Total gap: $250 million
Gap before budget was approved: $200 million
Additional midyear gap: $50 million

Governor John Lynch this month said that September's revenue numbers fell well short of estimates and that by summer the state will face an additional $100 million shortfall. New Hampshire earlier this year increased state taxes for large liquor retailers and put a freeze on hiring.