Federal Budget Analysis

U.S. Jobs and the Economic Crisis: Local Impacts and Federal Initiatives

April 30, 2010

A jobless recovery...State and local budget crises...Federal spending and tax policies...New jobs legislation on Capitol Hill. They all affect you. This packet of resources provides current state and local data to help you understand the depth of the problems confronting your state and community, and see the local impact of federal policies.  

NPP's Federal Budget 101 Charts: Spotlight on FY2011

April 26, 2010

National Priorities Project has updated its Federal Budget 101: Budget Charts with data from the FY2011 budget.

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? Tax Day 2010

March 31, 2010

With this publication, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each 2009 income tax dollar. The publication also shows, in addition to individual income taxes, where the money came from in 2009 to pay for federal spending.

Out of Balance: Back by Popular Demand!

March 9, 2010

Out of Balance has been updated with a fresh FY 2011 budget critique, offering a unique tool for organizers, activists, local and state officials and policy analysts. Participants will be able to download the presentation slides, analysis, talking points and state-level data sheets for community meetings, meetings with their congressional representatives, or to facilitate their own Out of Balance presentation.

The President's Budget Fiscal Year 2011: Impact on the States

Feb. 8, 2010

This publication reviews Presidential budget requests spanning fiscal years 2008 to 2012 which include requested spending authorities from the final Bush budget to the Obama administration's projected 2012 budget.  

Data for Democracy 2010 Webinar Series Launches with Out of Balance

Jan. 22, 2010

National Priorities Project is proud to announce the launch of the 2010 Data for Democracy webinar series with Out of Balance. The goal of the webinar series is to help our constituents – elected officials, labor leaders, members of the media, organizers and community groups – use NPP's data and tools more effectively.

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.