You balance the budget

In 2009, The Times created the tool below to allow readers to try their hand at closing California’s budget shortfall, at the time estimated at $26.3 billion. To tackle the $28 billion deficit facing the state for the rest of this year and next <a href=””>visit The Times’ new California budget balancer.</a>


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Source: Times reporting, California Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst's Office | Credit: David Lauter and Evan Halper | Flash: Sean Connelley