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Can You Solve the State's Budget Woes?
Do you think you could solve the state's ever growing budget problem? The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the Institute for Work and Economy teamed up with Crain's Chicago Business to develop an interactive online budget calculator. It puts the state's general fund in your hands. The program lets anyone use real world dollar figures, review proposals, make policy changes, and prioritize which programs they think should get more or less money.
Think you can do it? Keep in mind, the general revenue fund is roughly half of the state's total spending.