2005 Minnesota Public Radio Budget Balancer

Posted on June 16, 2008  |  Ideas We Like

Tags: Games Calculators


In a follow-up to its 2003 game, MPR once again invites users to step into the governor’s shoes and do battle with a $4.6 billion deficit. A slick, simplified Flash interface puts state budget options on a single screen and instantly reflects players’ spending or revenue choices on its scoreboard. Users can now also write in why they chose to cut or add spending to a particular category, generating possible reporting opportunities.