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How Will You Balance California's Budget?

The budget crisis that plagued California for a decade has passed, however important decisions remain that will impact our shared future. What should California do to plan for long-term pension and retiree health care costs? How much should be invested in programs that were cut during the recession? What can the state do to make revenues more stable?
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What is The Challenge?

A nonpartisan budget simulation of some of the tough choices lawmakers are faced with and an introduction to the California state budget process.

Next 10's California Budget Challenge
The Current Situation

On May 9, 2019, the Governor released the May Revise to his proposed January budget for fiscal year 2019-20. The budget was agreed upon by June 15, 2019 before the fiscal year started on July 1, 2019.

Current Situation
Did You Know?

About 62 percent of K-12 education funding is spent on direct classroom instruction.

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