Each year the Governor and Legislature work together to pass the state’s budget that determines how taxes will be spent on state-funded programs like education, healthcare, and human services. This year, while state spending and revenues were in balance, difficult budget choices remained.
Do you think the state should increase spending for programs that were cut during the recession? Can policy choices be made to make revenues more stable in the future, protecting the state against an economic downturn? What are your budget priorities?
Budget projections are from the state's Budget Office (Department of Finance) and the state's Legislative Analyst. These estimates are simplified calculations, based on the most current data available and are subject to change.