Think you can balance the budget better than your representatives in Sacramento? Do you know which services you would cut or scale down? What about ways of increasing revenue for the state? The Sacramento Bee’s interactive budget balancer allows you to play legislator and balance the state’s budget deficit.
“Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed $26.4 billion in solutions to erase California’s budget deficit through June 30, 2012 and provide a $1 billion reserve. These include program cuts, extended tax increases and shifting greater responsibilities to local governments. This is your chance to balance the state budget by choosing from a menu of options, past and present.”