How CalMatters readers would spend the state’s budget surplus

How CalMatters readers would spend the state’s budget surplus

We spoke to Californians about their spending priorities for the state’s record-breaking surplus — priorities they picked while playing our 2022 budget game. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — This story was originally published by CalMatters.

California’s pockets are deeper than ever.

The state now has a $97.5 billion budget surplus , Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced. About half of that amount is up for grabs — lawmakers will now duke it out to see their pet projects and priorities funded before a June 15 deadline. CalMatters readers can get in on the action, too, with the second edition of our budget game: […]

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