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February 17, 2011
by Noel Perry
California Progress Report

To help make the proposals being considered in Sacramento accessible, Next 10 created the nonpartisan California Budget Challenge, an online budget simulation that gives a simplified look at some of the tough choices being discussed right now. In addition to displaying a selection of choices on topics from realignment to redevelopment, human services to education, along with tax options, users are presented with background information and arguments for and against each choice.

February 16, 2011

Yesterday, Next 10 released an updated California Budget Challenge to balance the $90 billion state budget. Next 10, a nonpartisan organization that encourages all Californians to look beyond just the present and think about the next 10 years and beyond, first launched the challenge in 2005 and has updated it every year since. The 2011 Budget Challenge allows you to make complex decisions with various options including proposals from Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.

February 16, 2011
by Noel Perry
Fox & Hounds Daily

The nonpartisan California Budget Challenge is an easy-to-use online tool that simulates some of the tough choices our legislators are facing. In addition to questions about education spending and income tax, users now have the opportunity to weigh in on topical proposals such as redevelopment, pensions, and extending the temporary tax increases that were set to expire this year to fund the realignment proposal and prevent deeper cuts.

February 15, 2011
by Allen Martin
CBS Channel 5, San Francisco


January 28, 2011
by Jonathan Edwards
Davis Enterprise

It wasn't all taxes, however. The group cut the amount of money California schools receive for each student per year, from $11,700 to $11,100. California ranks 34th in the nation in per-pupil spending, Henry said. Next 10 program director Sarah Henry told the group that California, unlike Alaska and Texas, doesn't tax companies for pumping oil. However, Ramos countered, California does tax refined petroleum products, like gasoline, "very heavily."


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