In an op-ed column printed in several greater Minnesota newspapers, CGMC senior policy analyst Steve Peterson takes a hard look at the state’s budget woes and urges candidates for governor to come forward with detailed solutions. Steve also points readers to CGMC’s project, an online budget tool that provides everyday Minnesotans with the tools to balance the state’s budget and the information to understand the budget deficit’s full complexity. Steve’s column can be viewed here.

If you haven’t taken the budget challenge at, what are you waiting for? In less than two weeks since the site launched, over 500 Minnesotans have submitted their budget plans. Go to today and see if your ideas to solve the budget will bring the state’s coffers into balance!