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California State Budget

2009-01-10 16:59:45.817037+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

California State Budget, including the Proposed Budget Summary. Charlene works in special ed, and we've got some other ties with developmental disability that are going to be impacted by this year's budget, and we wanted to get an overview for where our state funds come from, where they go, and what the trade-offs are when people propose services in one area at the expense of cuts in another. Something to take to people who complain that the cuts are "not fair" so that we can ask "okay, where would you draw the line?" and maybe raise consciousness a little.

This gets a start on that, though it'd be great to be able to drill down those pie charts.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-10 19:38:27.247844+00 by: Dan Lyke

The discussion has gone further, and we ran across http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2009/hist.html which led to a few attempts at visualization.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-10 20:03:00.653721+00 by: Dan Lyke

Also, as always, worth revisiting The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies.