Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Becky Sweger

Hack for Western Mass 2014: Introducing a Culture of Civic Engagement

NPP is a proud supporter of Hack for Western Mass, an event that brings people together to solve local problems and introduces youth to a culture of civic engagement.

Transparency Camp, Government Spending, and the DATA Act

Federal spending transparency advocates gathered at Transparency Camp 2014 to hear the latest on the DATA Act and how to make it a success.

Federal Budget Process: Taxes, Spending, Debt, and Deficit

Federal Budget 101, one of NPP's most popular resources, gets an update. Find out what's new.

Tax Extenders, the Budget, and the Need for Reform

The current tax extender debate signals a need for broader tax reform. Our new report shows why.

Government Spending, The DATA Act, and the End of Yada Yada

Congress authorizes spending and yada yada yada, Treasury cuts checks. The DATA Act says we can do better when it comes to tracking government spending.

International Open Data Day 2014

February 22 is International Open Data Day. Celebrate by checking out some of NPP's open data tools.

Three Dangerous Myths About the Debt Ceiling. Again.

Will lawmakers act in time to avoid the dangerous debt ceiling limit?

Federal Spending: the Missing Money

NPP visited DC to advocate for federal spending data that captures the flow of federal money to states and communities.

Data Innovation Day 2014

NPP is proud to celebrate Data Innovation Day 2014 by highlighting our open data tools.

PDF Data: Set Them Free at PDF Liberation

This weekend, people around the world will gather to liberate data from PDFs. NPP's tax breaks dataset is an example of what can happen when we set information free.