Prince George's County Budget Game
The fiscal 2009 budget, seen below under "FY2009 Budget" was passed by the Pr. George's County Council. It closes a close to $100 million shortfall with a combination of tax and fee increases and spending cuts. How would you balance the budget?
Manipulate the income and property tax rates below to your liking and see if you need to cut your expenses this year. If you end up in the green, all your programs will be funded — if not, you'll need to adjust the tax rates to close the deficit.
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GRAPHIC: By Laura Cochran and Alyson Hurt, washingtonpost.com, and Roz Helderman, The Washington Post - June 6, 2008