Budget Matters Blog

Category: Taxes & Revenue


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.


Top 5 Federal Budget Issues in 2016

2015 was chock full of defining moments. Looking ahead, here are five things you can expect to make big news in 2016.


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.


Upcoming Webinar - Left Behind: Poverty and the Federal Budget

The beginning of a new fiscal year presents a new chance for Americans to make sure the federal budget works for all of us. The National Priorities Project is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on Poverty and the Federal Budget. 


One in Five American Children In Poverty: How did we get here?

Here are a few of the ways that federal tax and budget policy contribute to economic inequality.


Leaving the Highway Trust Fund High and Dry

Since 2008 alone, Congress has enacted 33 temporary fixes for the highway fund.


House Lawmakers Repeal Estate Tax

Last week lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted 240-179 to repeal the federal estate tax despite President Obama’s threats to veto the bill. 


Where Your Tax Dollars Go: Federal Funds vs. Trust Funds

On Tax Day, it’s all about "federal funds" - largely from your income taxes - that pay for the military, certain health care programs, education and other things. 


Tax Day 2015: Where Did Your Tax Dollars Go?

Tax season is upon us!  What should you know about your taxes? Here are seven things.