SACRAMENTO, CA - With revenues and spending projected to be in sync for the first time in years in California, there are still choices to be made as to how state finances should be spent.
The state must still deal with billions in unfunded retirement costs for state workers and teachers, $28 billion in debt from borrowing and whether to funnel more funds to state programs whose budgets were cut during the recession.
The California Budget Challenge is an exercise in weighing and deciding how you would direct state monies. There is an option for putting money aside for emergencies. Participants can also send emails to their state elected officials with their state budget ideas.