From the League of Education Voters…
Can you balance the budget? Try our budget calculator to solve our state’s budget deficit.
Washington State is facing another $1.7 billion shortfall, and legislators are now trying to close the funding gap in a special session. You can join them by using our calculator to consider the options available. The services and programs you decide to cut or keep will impact the children, families and seniors of our state.
In order to balance the budget, you can choose to cut programs like full-day kindergarten, health care for low-income children, chemical dependency and domestic violence support, and criminal offender supervision. You can also choose to raise revenue by implementing an income tax, eliminating specific tax exemptions, or even taxing marijuana.
Do your best to solve the budget deficit, then tell us how you did it. Join the conversation on our blog.
Are you up to the challenge?