As the legislative session starts this week, many policymakers are talking about the importance of everyone sharing their ideas about how we should get out of this giant budget hole. In an earlier post, Katherine wrote about the web site that the Minnesota House of Representatives is using to collect ideas for addressing the deficit.
- What would you cut from the budget first? Why?
- What would you tell state leaders to avoid doing at all costs? Why?
- Do you work for a state agency or organization (public schools, etc.) that depends on state funding?
- If so, what kind of impact do you think the state’s projected budget deficit will have on you or your group?
It is important that we all be telling the stories about how cuts to the state’ s budget would have a real impact on people’s lives. As they say, your insights can help inform and even make the news.