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Mattea Kramer, Senior Research Analyst

Federal Money on the Rise in Florida, Nevada

National Priorities Project looks at how federal dollars are currently spent

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - As the 2012 presidential election moves forward and another federal budget cycle begins, National Priorities Project (NPP) offers a look at how federal dollars are currently spent in Florida and Nevada, sites of the next two presidential primary contests.

An on-line briefing reveals that between 2009 and 2010:

  • The percentage of federal money in Florida and Nevada state budgets rose
  • State residents also saw an increase in direct federal assistance dollars

NPP's full datasets on Federal Tax Collection and Federal Aid to Individuals show how much individuals and businesses in every state pay in federal taxes and how much they receive in direct federal assistance. The database also has county-level spending information for specific programs like Medicare and Social Security.


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The National Priorities Project (NPP) is a 501(c)(3) research organization that analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent.  Located in Northampton, MA, since 1983, NPP focuses on the impact of federal spending and other policies at the national, state, congressional district and local levels.  For more information, go to

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