A new, online tool, known as the Backseat Budgeter, has been developed by the Colorado State University’s Bighorn Leadership Development Program to allow the general public an opportunity to try their hand at balancing a simulated State budget. The program presents a budget deficit similar to that currently facing Colorado, challenging the user to make the necessary adjustments to realize fiscal stability. The tool incorporates numerous Constitutional restrictions such as limiting the General Assembly’s ability to increase revenues through TABOR, and the mandated increases to spending on k-12 education.
To read about the tool, click here.
To use the Backseat Budgeter, Click here.