Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jan. 26, 2011
Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution requires the President to “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” President Obama's 2011 “State of the Union” address covered a broad range of policy and budgetary issues. NPP looks at the numbers behind some of the major topics covered by the President.
Aug. 24, 2010
With all eyes on our nation's budget, National Priorities Project (NPP) has overhauled its Trade Offs Tool designed to clarify the magnitude and localized impact of federal spending programs. The tool estimates FY2011 spending for select federal programs for individual states, counties, congressional districts, and towns. It then represents these dollar amounts in terms of localized costs of alternative goods and services such as police, teachers, or care for military veterans.
June 2, 2010
National Priorities Project has updated all state-level data in its Federal Priorities Database with the latest available federal government data. This database offers a collection of federal spending data accompanied by budget area indicators.
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.
April 26, 2010
National Priorities Project has updated its Federal Budget 101: Budget Charts with data from the FY2011 budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.