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February 28, 2012
by Chris Megerian
LA Times' PolitiCal Blog

Next 10, a nonpartisan policy organization based in San Francisco, has released an online simulator where residents can try their hand at balancing the state budget. Users decide how much to spend on education, prisons and healthcare, then they choose whether to raise or lower taxes.

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.

February 16, 2012
by Eve Pearlman
Alameda Patch

The Alameda Budget Challenge, launched in partnership with Next 10, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, is live online now. Use it to cut or increase spending to key departments including police, fire, recreation and parks, public works and library. Raise taxes: sales, utility or hotel.

February 10, 2012
by Dennis Evanosky
Alameda Sun

City Treasurer Kevin Kennedy and Deputy City Manager Lisa Goldman came up with the idea to put the challenge to the test here in Alameda after seeing a similar presentation that a company called Next 10 put on the table for California.

February 9, 2012
by Observations and Provocations from The Times' Opinion staff
LA Times

Next 10’s Many Shades of Green report tells a different story. The new report documents California’s green economy, finding that green jobs haven’t been as vulnerable to recession. Tiffany Hsu explains on Money & Co.


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