Budget Matters Blog

Category: Taxes & Revenue


Does the President’s Budget Achieve our New Year’s Resolutions?

We set 3 resolutions for 2016, all in the name of making the federal budget work for all Americans. Does President Obama's budget proposal achieve them?


Top Five Take-Aways from President Obama's Budget

Here are our top five takeaways from President Obama's 2017 budget request.


National Priorities Project Statement On President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal

President Obama’s last budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 is a mix of old and new, of longshot proposals and sure bets.


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.