Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Think you’ve got what it takes to balance the budget? Give it a try!

On Monday legislators officially convened to begin work on cutting an estimated $2 billion from our state’s Operating Budget.
If you were in their shoes, how would you go about balancing the budget? The League of Education Voters’ budget calculator lets you make those decisions for yourself.
Like lawmakers, you'll have to choose which programs to reduce funding for and which to eliminate entirely. You’ll also have the choice to raise revenue, keeping in mind that any revenue options are subject to a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature or a vote of the people.
Give it a try and be sure to let your legislators know what you would prioritize!

To read this blog post in Spanish, click here.