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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 The Opinion Shop
San Francisco Chronicle Blog

A recent poll commissioned by Next 10 and conducted by the Field Research Corporation found 52 percent
of Californians would use a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to close the state’s $9 billion budget

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.


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