Steve Peterson of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities explains Wednesday that a new website is designed to encourage governor candidates to submit a state budget-balancing plan. The coalition launched the site, which allows the public to try to balance the budget. Tribune photo by Don?Davis
Now anyone can literally fix the state's $6B-in-the-hole budget
ST. PAUL -- Budget wonks no longer are the only Minnesotans who can understand the difficulty of balancing a state budget nearly $6 billion in the hole.
A few minutes with a new Web-based budget simulator shows, for instance:
- Nearly 40 percent of state general education spending would need to be cut to balance the budget.
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