Budget Matters Blog

Category: Transparency & Data

International Open Data Day 2014

February 22 is International Open Data Day. Celebrate by checking out some of NPP's open data tools.

Federal Spending: the Missing Money

NPP visited DC to advocate for federal spending data that captures the flow of federal money to states and communities.

Data Innovation Day 2014

NPP is proud to celebrate Data Innovation Day 2014 by highlighting our open data tools.

PDF Data: Set Them Free at PDF Liberation

This weekend, people around the world will gather to liberate data from PDFs. NPP's tax breaks dataset is an example of what can happen when we set information free.

NPP in 2014: Getting a Little More Personal

NPP is getting personal in 2014. Here's a sneak peak at the work ahead in the new year.

A Vision for 2014

Congress managed to squeeze through a budget deal just before its Dec. 13 deadline, narrowly avoiding another crisis. Yet there is still a long way to go. January is sure to be action-packed.

Latest Federal Priorities Data: Unemployment, Labor Force, Medicare, Medicaid

We have another round of updates to NPP's Federal Priorities Database. Get the latest information on Medicaid participation, Medidcare enrollment, unemployment, and labor force participation.

Latest Federal Priorities Data: TANF, Food Security, Underemployment, and Health Insurance

Over the past month, NPP's Federal Priorities Database has been updated with the latest state-level information on: Health Insurance Coverage Health Insurance Coverage by Age Underemployment Food Insecurity Temporary Assistance for Need Families (TANF) - number of individuals and famililes Search the Federal Priorities Database to see maps comparing your...

New Release: the National Action Plan and Spending Transparency Gaps

The Open Government National Action Plan 2.0 is a good starting point for addressing the gaps in federal spending transparency, but much work remains.

Food Stamp Cuts in the Time of Thanksgiving

The food stamps program (SNAP) continues to grow, even as the employment picture improves. Time for more SNAP cuts?