Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Colorado residents will caucus today to decide their pick for the Republican nominee for president. Choosing a presidential candidate in part means caucus-goers will consider how they want the government to spend their federal tax dollars. National Priorities Project took a look at how much Colorado residents currently pay in ...
Senior research analyst Mattea Kramer explains how the proposed extension of unemployment benefits would help keep the economy afloat.
What's the difference between unemployment and underemployment, and how does a long-term economic downturn affect their relationship?
In the latest installment of our weekly Budget Brief videos, senior research analyst Chris Hellman explains the payroll tax cuts enacted last year, the proposed extension of these cuts into 2012, and the debate over how to pay for them.
Between 2008 and 2010, the percentage of food insecure households remained flat at 14.5% while the amount of money the federal government spent on the food stamp program rose 83%.
We've added a new indicator. Food insecurity: households with difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all members.
This week's data story is inspired by an activist from Daytona Beach, Florida
38 datasets have been updated to reflect yesterday's release of the FY 2010 Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which tracks federal government expenditures or obligations.
The people, children, and families in poverty datasets are now current through 2010 and reflect the latest American Community Survey (ACS) findings.