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June 10, 2011
by Hannah Levintova
Mother Jones

Yesterday, Next10—a California nonprofit—unveiled the revised version of its own budget simulator. While the organization has hosted the online tool for the past seven years, revising it annually to reflect the state's current legislature proposals, this year's scorched-earth budget battle makes it especially timely. With K-12 and higher education, health care, and a wide range of social programs on the line, concerned voters can pick and choose through a variety of options toward a balanced budget. Check it out. Nifty, no?

June 9, 2011
by F. Noel Perry
The Bay Citizen

Our nonpartisan organization, Next 10, is making an updated version of the Challenge available to Californians online starting today. With less than one week to go before the budget deadline, Californians have the power to show lawmakers their budget priorities, creating their own version of a state spending plan and emailing it to elected leaders.

June 9, 2011
by Micaela Massimino
Capitol Alert

Next10 releases an update to its nonpartisan California Budget Challenge with an interactive budget workshop at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco from 10 a.m. to noon. Listed speakers include John Myers of KQED Public Radio, Dan Schnur of the University of Southern California's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Jim Mayer of California Forward, and F. Noel Perry of Next10.

June 9, 2011

In the next few days, our state leaders will either cut or assign funding for everything from schools, to prisons, to healthcare," said F. Noel Perry, founder of Next 10, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization that created the Challenge.

May 25, 2011
The Sacramento Business Journal

According to the study, new jobs would come, in part, because of cleaner, more efficient vehicles that would result in savings, spurring on economic growth. Reducing fuel use could translate into spending that money on goods and services that don’t have to be imported, as well as in employing people in the state, for jobs that can’t be outsourced.


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