02/16/2011 by California Forward
How would you balance the state budget?
Yesterday, Next 10 released an updated California Budget Challenge to balance the $90 billion state budget. Next 10, a nonpartisan organization that encourages all Californians to look beyond just the present and think about the next 10 years and beyond, first launched the challenge in 2005 and has updated it every year since. The 2011 Budget Challenge allows you to make complex decisions with various options including proposals from Gov. Jerry Brown's budget. From the website:
“The California Budget Challenge is a nonpartisan simulation of tough choices state lawmakers face in trying to balance the state’s $90 billion General Fund budget. With state income way down due to the recession, it’s harder than ever. But, you decide how much to spend on programs, and where the money should come from.”