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NPP Board Chair Announces Leadership Transition

Jo Comerford, NPP's executive director since 2008, will step down from her role at the end of May. She will be succeeded by Douglas J. Hall, Ph.D., the current director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. The Chair of NPP's Board of Directors, Dennis Bidwell, shares the news.

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. ...