Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


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. 


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.


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.


We Set 3 Resolutions for Congress in 2015. Here’s How They Did

We’re all familiar with making New Year’s resolutions and not keeping them.


Omnibus and Tax Package Defeat “Poison Pill” Riders, Lay Out Spending for Pentagon and Domestic Programs

This week, members of Congress announced a final deal on a federal budget for fiscal year 2016. This counts as a serious win.


How to Defeat ISIS: Alternatives to War

From sanctions to negotiations, these experts outline steps the U.S. should take without resorting to yet another Middle East war.


5 Crazy Policy Riders That Could Bust the Budget Deal

The battle for this year’s budget is going strong, with a series of dangerous – and extreme – policy “riders” under consideration.


Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Giving Tuesday (on December 1)

This Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?


Peace for Beirut, Paris and the World

We at NPP join the world in mourning and solidarity with the people of Beirut and Paris who suffered unconscionable attacks last week.


Money in Politics and Climate Change: Your Top Issues for the Republican Debate

You told us you wanted to hear about climate change and money in politics in the GOP debate. Did you get your wish?