Budget Matters Blog


Top Five Take-Aways from President Obama's Budget

Here are our top five takeaways from President Obama's 2017 budget request.


National Priorities Project Statement On President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal

President Obama’s last budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 is a mix of old and new, of longshot proposals and sure bets.


FY 2017 Pentagon Budget Preview

Yesterday, Ash Carter previewed the president's Pentagon budget request for fiscal year 2017. Here’s what we know.


Is the F-35 our Death Star?

Ash Carter's defense budget preview showed that the Pentagon wants to continue sinking federal tax dollars into the F-35.


Federal Funds and Primaries in New Hampshire and Iowa

With the first presidential primaries coming up in New Hampshire and Iowa, we took a look at how federal government contributes to those two states. 


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Many of us remember his tireless works around civil rights, but there was more to his legacy.


State of the Union: 2016

Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Take our short poll below!


President Obama's Last State of the Union: A look back

Today President Obama will give his final State of the Union address. A look back at seven years of president's budgets and our predictions about what you'll hear tonight.


New Year, New Budget?

As Speaker of the House, Rep. Ryan now holds the most influential position in the House of Representatives.  How will this affect the budget process in 2016?


Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

It might take more than one year to get there, but here’s where we need to head in 2016.