Last week I had the good fortune to join an amazing group of people doing exciting and transformative work in the growing field of participatory budgeting (“PB”), at the third annual PB Conference, held this year in Oakland (and nearby Vallejo), California. [I was invited to speak on two panels--one...
Today's State Smart preview spotlights federal grants that go directly to state governments and ultimately affect people in our communitites.
From California’s agricultural Central Valley to cities like Detroit and Washington, DC, to coal mining towns in Appalachia, federal aid to individuals touches communities in many ways. NPP previews a new State Smart dataset showing you how.
NPP profiles another State Smart dataset, this time highlighting state federal tax contributions.
As the first in a series of releases leading up to State Smart, NPP profiles federal contract spending in the states, with a spotlight on the Department of Defense.
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.
A look back at a busy few months from Christoph Demers, NPP's summer research intern.
With elections looming in November, most observers don’t expect Congress to pass a budget before the October 1 deadline.
The Government Accountability Office recently found that $619 billion in federal grants and loans was improperly reported in 2012.
What’s the cost of the Iraq war to taxpayers in your town? If you could reallocate those tax dollars, what would you buy instead? NPP's easy-to-use, localizable federal budget data can answer these questions and many more.