Extremely impressive infographic built by the LA Times. Through would be an understatement for this interactive monster.
Think you can eliminate the red ink in California's budget?
The state's budget shortfall for the rest of this fiscal year and next, estimated to be $28 billion, is the size of the total general fund budget of 12 states combined: Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.
We've provided a wide range of options — spending cuts and tax increases — that cover most of the proposals made by Democratic or Republican lawmakers. It's not easy, but it can be done.
Try your hand at filling this particular $28 billion hole...