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March 14, 2012
by Beth Gunston
California Progress Report

Green jobs have proven to be more than just a buzz term. As the grip of the recession continues to hold, a new report just put out by visionary group Next 10 provides stats that this budding sector of the economy is holding firm.

March 1, 2012
by Joe Mathews
NBC San Diego

I just balanced the budget, all by myself, right now. Heck, I balanced it with a $6 billion surplus. Of course, I didn't have to negotiate with anyone or win any votes. All I had to do was take the California Budget Challenge, put together by the nonprofit Next 10.

March 1, 2012
by David Bolling
Sonoma Magazine

On Wednesday evening, just after dinner, we sat down with the 2012 California Budget Challenge, worked our way through the detailed income and expense options provided, and balanced the state budget, with a $4.2 billion surplus, in about 20 minutes.

February 29, 2012
Central Valley Business Times

A majority of California voters (52 percent) back an equal mix of spending cuts and tax increases in order to balance the state’s budget shortfall, which stands at more than $9 billion, according to a recent survey paid for by the nonpartisan organization Next 10 and conducted by the Field Research Corporation.

February 28, 2012
by F. Noel Perry
Capitol Weekly

With our state currently facing a more than $9 billion budget shortfall, most Californians say a solution that mixes spending cuts and tax hikes strikes the right balance. According to a new poll commissioned by Next 10 and conducted by Field Research Corporation, 52 percent favor this kind of even-handed approach -- making up half the difference by shrinking spending, and the other half by boosting taxes.


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