Taxpayers for Common Sense

Founding Year: 1995


Budget: $1.7 m (2018)

 Steve Ellis (President)

Is a “nonpartisan budget watchdog” that works to ensure that “taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly and that the government operates within its means.” To this end, it “eschews ideology and works with individuals and organizations from all political perspectives to build support for common sense reforms.” TCS “empowers the national and local media and citizen activists by providing them with the information, insight and necessary tools to help them report on and advocate for responsible spending priorities.”

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Taxpayers for Common Sense contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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