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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.”


Inequality Showdown: Early Childhood Education

Nov. 9, 2015

It’s time for us to recognize that preschool is essential for our kids, our families, and our economy. And we can afford it.


What Congressional Budget Cuts Would Mean for Your State

Aug. 11, 2015

Domestic discretionary programs that Congress funds annually have already been subjected to years of freezes and cuts.  The budget passed by Congress would cut them by $500 billion more over the next decade.


Highlights from the 2015 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

July 23, 2015

National Priorities Project breaks down what you need to know on the status of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.


Pentagon Budget Request FY2016

June 4, 2015

On February 2, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2016 budget request reflecting input from the Department of Defense. Here's what they asked for.


Move the Money 2015

May 14, 2015

National Priorities Project, Peace Action, along with a terrific group of colleagues, have assembled all the materials you need to enter the current national debate about Pentagon spending within the federal budget, while building the capacity of colleagues and allies to join you!