Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


Cromnibus Winners and Losers: Renewable vs. Fossil and Nuclear Energy

Among the losers in the 2015 federal budget are renewable energy and the environment, while fossil and nuclear energy were winners.


What's in a Cromnibus?

Spending caps, immigration, the F-35, military pay raises, Dodd-Frank, campaign contributions and more: here's what's in the budget bill.


$1.1 Trillion or Shutdown

With only four days left to pass a budget before a government shutdown, the pressure is on.


Wielding the Power of the Purse

Wielding the power of the purse has become a convenient way to get at policy positions that some lawmakers don’t agree with.


Can America #EndEndlessWar?

The Obama administration is backing down from plans to remove combat troops from Afghanistan.


President Requests $5.6 Billion to Fight ISIS

What does America expect to accomplish in fighting ISIS? And what will it cost?


Your Vote, and What Next?

Of the respondents to our informal election day poll, 96% of you said you would or had already voted this year. 


Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?

Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?


What Has the U.S. Spent Fighting Ebola?

What has the U.S. spent fighting Ebola? It seems nobody really knows. One thing we do know: it’s not a lot.


Spotlight: NPP's Data Transparency Voter's Guide

This week, following on the release of NPP’s new State Smart website that allows you to see how federal dollars flow to and from your state, we’re spotlighting our Data Transparency voter’s guide.