California Budget Challenge 2014
As California's fiscal year begins, Next 10 is releasing its newly updated version of the California Budget Challenge, which reflects the past months of hearings and political debate in the Capitol.
The nonpartisan online California Budget Challenge gives users a flavor for some of the tough choices lawmakers considered while crafting the state budget, including:
- Funding the high-speed rail project
- Phasing in transitional kindergarten for low-income students
- Increasing CalWORKs grants
- Creating a rainy day fund for the state
The online tool, used by more than 350,000 Californians, guides users through dozens of spending and revenue policy choices. Users can engage directly with lawmakers about their budget priorities by clicking the “Take Action” button on any policy option.