The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 4, 2011
Bee launches budget game

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Think you're a better budget planner than Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature?

The Bee has developed an interactive state budget balancer that puts elements of Brown's budget plan and other options at your disposal to come up with a $25.4 billion answer to California's budget deficit. Try your ideas and submit your solutions online, then watch The Bee for future stories about the most popular solutions.

Click here to open the budgeting tool.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at jortiz@sacbee.com.

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