A nonpartisan budget simulation of some of the tough choices lawmakers are faced with and an introduction to the California state budget process.
On May 11, 2018 the Governor submitted his May Revise to the January budget. The budget must be agreed upon by June 15, 2018 before the fiscal year starts on July 1, 2018.
The Budget Challenge will be updated for FY 2019-2020 by March 2019.
About 62 percent of K-12 education funding is spent on direct classroom instruction.
"Thanks for opening my eyes to Cali budget balancing - I learned a lot!"
- Palo Alto, CA
April 17, 2015 Saratoga Patch
“The Budget Challenge has educated more than 500,000 Californians about issues critical to our government and its citizens. On our ten year anniversary, we are once again challenging 10,000 Californians to take the Budget Challenge this April,” stated F. Noel Perry, businessman and founder of the nonpartisan nonprofit Next 10. Read More
Stay tuned for California Choices, your source for nonpartisan ballot proposition and candidate information! Coming in Spring 2018 for the June 5th election at californiachoices.org.