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June 10, 2011
by Hannah Levintova
Mother Jones

Yesterday, Next10—a California nonprofit—unveiled the revised version of its own budget simulator. While the organization has hosted the online tool for the past seven years, revising it annually to reflect the state's current legislature proposals, this year's scorched-earth budget battle makes it especially timely. With K-12 and higher education, health care, and a wide range of social programs on the line, concerned voters can pick and choose through a variety of options toward a balanced budget. Check it out. Nifty, no?

June 10, 2011
by Matt Drange
The California Watch

If the room full of likely voters who gathered Thursday in San Francisco for the California Budget Challenge had their way, California's current budget deficit would be morphed into a $7.9 billion surplus. More than 150 people participated in the interactive challenge yesterday, put on by the nonprofit, nonpartisan group Next 10. Using hand-held electronic clickers, the group voted on the same issues lawmakers are grappling with in Sacramento less than a week before the June 15 budget deadline.

June 9, 2011
by F. Noel Perry
The Bay Citizen

Our nonpartisan organization, Next 10, is making an updated version of the Challenge available to Californians online starting today. With less than one week to go before the budget deadline, Californians have the power to show lawmakers their budget priorities, creating their own version of a state spending plan and emailing it to elected leaders.

June 9, 2011
by Micaela Massimino
Capitol Alert

Next10 releases an update to its nonpartisan California Budget Challenge with an interactive budget workshop at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco from 10 a.m. to noon. Listed speakers include John Myers of KQED Public Radio, Dan Schnur of the University of Southern California's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Jim Mayer of California Forward, and F. Noel Perry of Next10.

June 9, 2011

In the next few days, our state leaders will either cut or assign funding for everything from schools, to prisons, to healthcare," said F. Noel Perry, founder of Next 10, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization that created the Challenge.


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