Budget Matters Blog

Category: Taxes & Revenue


Congress Takes on Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, Tax Reform

Congress tackles the Keystone XL Pipeline, Obamacare, and makes a move toward tax reform in its first week back, with a side of business as usual.


Millennial Perspective: Our Failing Infrastructure and the Highway Trust Fund

Many of our roads and bridges are close to fifty years old and desperately in need of investments for upgrades. In a 2013 report America’s Infrastructure, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave our national infrastructure a D+ - hardly sufficient.


Tax Extenders Pass Congress for 2014

Congress passes a one-year extension of tax extenders bill.


Executive Action on Immigration: A Win for the Federal Budget and the Economy

Immigration reform is a positive for the United States in many ways, and not least is the positive impact such reform would have on the federal budget.


What’s So Important About Tax Extenders?

“Tax extenders” can be a tough topic to figure out, which is why we just published “Tax Extenders, Explained.”  This blog explains why tax extenders are so important.


Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?

Will You Vote On Tuesday, November 4?


State Smart: Income, Business, and Other Taxes in Your State

NPP profiles another State Smart dataset, this time highlighting state federal tax contributions.


Spotlight: NPP’s Taxes and Revenue Voter’s Guides

We’ve been hearing the terms “tax reform” and “corporate inversions” from lawmakers and the media all year long. But what does it all mean? Here at NPP we have created a series of Voter’s Guides to break down key federal budget issues and even provide you with questions for the candidates.


Election 2014: A Voter's Guide to the Federal Budget

It’s election season, when the political ads and campaign claims will fly. National Priorities Project’s 2014 Voter’s Guides will help you pierce through campaign rhetoric and get to the bottom of how candidates approach critical federal budget issues.


5 Reasons to Talk to Congress This August

August recess is the best opportunity to tell Congress your thoughts on Iraq, immigration, corporate taxes, unemployment benefits, and more.