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What Else Could a Tax Cut for the Richest 1% Buy? A 50-State Perspective

Nov. 10, 2017

The richest one percent – with average incomes of $2 million – will collectively get $72 billion in tax cuts in 2018 under the Trump plan. What else could that pay for?


Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

July 20, 2017

U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.


The Militarized Budget 2017

April 3, 2017

In 2016, the "militarized" budget amounted to 64 percent of discretionary spending.


Tax Day 2017

March 31, 2017

Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Competing Visions 2016

March 21, 2016

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up to Americans’ priorities.

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Tax Day 2016

March 10, 2016

Wondering where your 2015 income taxes went?

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The President's 2017 Budget Proposal in Pictures

Feb. 17, 2016

The National Priorities Project breaks down President Obama’s $4.2 trillion budget proposal in a series of pictures.


President Obama Proposes 2017 Budget

Feb. 11, 2016

New proposal calls for investment in domestic priorities but also prioritizes Pentagon spending and military force.  


Tax Extenders Explained

Dec. 9, 2015

National Priorities Project answers important questions related to the temporary tax breaks known as the “tax extenders.”