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Budget Brief- State of the Union Preview

Senior research analyst Mattea Kramer talks about what NPP is expecting in President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, including job creation measures and proposed higher taxes on the wealthiest earners. Watch President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday Jan. 24 at 9pm EST.

Budget Brief- The Pentagon's New Blueprint

Senior research analyst Chris Hellman explains changes at the Pentagon.

Federal Spending in New Hampshire

Senior research analyst Mattea Kramer explains how much federal money flows into New Hampshire to assist New Hampshire residents and keep the state government solvent.

Budget Brief- Cuts to Home Heating Assistance

Executive director Jo Comerford explains how budget reductions affect the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

From Greg Speeter: Dream of a Nation - An Activist’s Encyclopedia

I stayed up half the night engrossed in this book. It’s that compelling and well designed.  In fact, I’ve been an organizer and activist for 45 years, and I’ve never seen a resource as useful, timely and visually appealing as the just-released Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a ...

Announcing Per Capita Spending Data

We’re happy to announce that our expenditure datasets now include per capita numbers. In other words, you can see the amount of money spent for each person who lives in a state or county. Why is this important? Below is a map of federal food stamp spending in FY 2010. ...