Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for New Hampshire
Subsidies received by Wal-MartGood Jobs First found no instances of economic development subsidies in this state, but given the absence of centralized data, it is still possible that deals have quietly occurred.
Hidden taxpayer costsMany Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. In May 2005 the Associated Press reported that it had obtained a report from the state Department of Health and Human Services on those employers in New Hampshire with the most workers (or their dependents) enrolled in Medicaid or the Healthy Kids Silver program. The employer at the top of the list in both categories was Wal-Mart, which had 487 of its 8,500 workers in the state getting subsidized coverage. Source: Norma Love, "State, Retail Workers High on List of Needing Health-care Subsidy," Associated Press, May 12, 2005.
For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of NH for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#NH
Property Tax AppealsIn the course of researching our report Rolling Back Property Tax Payments