Federal Budget Analysis: Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

Tax Day 2015

March 16, 2015

Tax Day is coming up on April 15. Wondering where your 2014 income taxes went? 

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President Obama Proposes 2016 Budget

Feb. 4, 2015

President Obama's budget proposal includes spending above sequestration caps for defense and non-defense, and many initiatives that would be widely popular with Americans.


National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Feb. 2, 2015

President Obama today released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016. The $4 trillion spending and tax proposal includes funding that would provide two years of tuition-free community college for students, investments in job training and early education, as well as substantial increases in military spending.


State Smart: Federal Funds in 50 States

Nov. 20, 2014

NPP's State Smart offers an easy-to-use look at dozens of ways that federal dollars flow between states and the U.S. Treasury. This report examines the influence of the Great Recession on these dynamics and their impact on our everyday lives.


Competing Visions: Election Edition

Oct. 29, 2014

NPP revisits its Competing Visions analysis that shows how lawmakers would break down the federal budget.


Voter’s Guides 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

Our Voter’s Guides give you the low-down on our federal government’s role in vital systems we all care about, including education, health care, and the military, as well as how we can pay for it all through taxes and the role of deficits and the national debt, and key questions to ask candidates.


Federal Spending in Your State, 2013-2015

March 24, 2014

Funding by state for select federal programs including Head Start, Special Education, and Medicaid.


President's 2015 Budget in Pictures

March 19, 2014

President Obama recently released his 2015 budget proposal. And budgets are about priorities: What we’re going to spend money on, and how we’re going to raise the money that we’re spending. These pictures tell the story of the priorities in the president’s budget.

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President Obama Proposes 2015 Budget

March 4, 2014

New budget includes $56 billion in additional spending, relieving sequestration for fiscal 2015.