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Apr 7, 2020 | Blog Paper | Economics

Bernie Sanders's Coronavirus Relief Package

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package , a plan to build on...
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Mar 3, 2020 | Blog Paper | Taxes

How Much Does a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

President Trump tweeted support for a one-year payroll tax cut Monday evening, saying: The Democrats in the House should propose a very simple one...
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Feb 28, 2020 | Blog Paper | Other Spending| Taxes

Pete Buttigieg's Climate Change Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has proposed a climate change plan with an end goal of getting...
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Feb 26, 2020 | Blog Paper | Health Care

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new set of proposals released on February 24 by Senator...
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Amy Klobuchar’s Plan to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility”

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) put forward a Plan for the Future of Work and a Changing Economy in December. The plan...
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Jan 24, 2020 | Blog Paper

ARCHIVE: Primary Care: Estimating Leading Democratic Candidates’ Health Plans

Note (2/26/2020): This analysis is now out of date. We released an updated version of this analysis, available here , which includes updated offsets...

Too often, election campaigns are about telling voters what they want to hear rather than what they need to know. US Budget Watch 2020 will bring information and accountability to the 2020 presidential campaign by analyzing candidates' proposals, factchecking their claims, and scoring the fiscal cost of their agendas.

By injecting an impartial, fact-based approach into the national conversation, US Budget Watch 2020 will help voters to better understand the implications of the candidates' policies and encourage candidates to be tranparent in showing how their promises will ultimately be paid for.

In the 2016 election, our work culminated in Promises and Price Tags, our comprehensive scores of the 2016 general election presidential candidates, garnering significant media attention.