Budget Matters Blog


Super Tuesday: Federal Funding in Twelve States

Super Tuesday is here. Twelve states will vote in the 2016 presidential primary.


Does the President’s Budget Achieve our New Year’s Resolutions?

We set 3 resolutions for 2016, all in the name of making the federal budget work for all Americans. Does President Obama's budget proposal achieve them?


How Nevada and South Carolina Depend on Federal Spending

Halfway through the Nevada and South Carolina primaries, here’s the upshot on how federal funding makes its way to these states.


Can Obama Defund Abstinence-Only Education?

The headline reads, “Obama eliminates ‘abstinence only’ education from federal budget.” But can he really do that?


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.