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We offer a complete view of government impact and finances, from the federal level to the county where you live. We’re always collecting and adding metrics from the nation’s more than 90,000 government entities.
We use government data from federal, state, and local agencies and departments at all levels to illustrate the big picture in one place. Our reports include historical context — such as comparisons to prior years, or inflation-adjusted dollars — and bold, simple graphs to visualize changes over time.
We want readers to see themselves in the data to better understand how government affects them. To achieve this, we parse data by characteristics such as race, gender, age, ethnicity, and geography when available and relevant.
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