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NPP Releases Key Energy Consumption & Federal Spending Information

Oct. 21, 2009

NPP has overhauled the Energy area of its Federal Priorities Database. Visitors to the website will find updated national and state-level data related to energy concerns including federal spending for Renewable Energy Research and Development (R&D), Weatherization Assistance for low-income people, and Conservation/Energy-Efficiency R&D. Users of the database can contrast this with federal spending for Fossil Fuel R&D or Nuclear Energy R&D and waste management.


Do You Want to Enter the Healtcare Debate? NPP's database is a one-stop-shopping resource

Aug. 26, 2009

Health care is one of the most pressing issues of our time. National Priorities Project can help you participate in the healthcare debate. NPP is the only resource in the country providing data that spotlights the intersection of federal spending and human needs over the last 25 years.


The President's Budget Fiscal Year 2010: Bush to Obama

May 18, 2009

This publication offers a look at federal budgets spanning 2008 to 2010, including the Obama administration's first budget.


National Energy Priorities: The Obama Administration's First Budget

May 8, 2009

The federal budget has been called a moral document by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Its spending priorities reflect these morals. The release of President Obama's full fiscal year 2010 budget begins to show us his administration's national priorities. Our job as citizens is to reconcile the President's budget numbers with his words.  


Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? Tax Day 2009

April 7, 2009

With this publication, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each 2008 income tax dollar.  Income tax dollar spending is available for all states as well as over 200 cities and towns.


Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? Tax Day 2008

April 7, 2008

Taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent their 2007 income tax dollars. This publication shows how the median income family's 2007 income tax dollars were spent for every state and 200 cities, towns and counties.


The President's Budget: Fiscal Year 2009

Feb. 6, 2008

The administration released its fiscal year 2009 $3 trillion budget request on Monday, February 5. An overview of the budget proposal along with state-level breakdowns on selected programs are available.


Half of Low-Income People Not Receiving Food Stamp Benefits

Aug. 13, 2007

NPP's new analysis of 2004 county-level data and statistics focuses on the distribution of Food Stamp Program benefits. The study found that half of all low-income people did not receive benefits.


Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? Tax Day 2007

April 6, 2007

This publication shows how the median income family's 2006 income tax dollars were spent for every state and 200 cities, towns and counties.


The President's Budget Fiscal Year 2008: Impact on the States

Feb. 5, 2007

The budget request released by the administration proposes cuts in non-security related discretionary spending. Compared to fiscal year 2006, $13 billion would be cut from these programs, while another $100 billion would be added for more war spending. State-level tables and other information are now available. State-level factsheets are also available.