In the coming months, both the House and the Senate will be hard at work balancing a new $1.7 billion revenue shortfall.
In the meantime, you can try your hand at balancing the state budget with this budget puzzle, used with the permission of the League of Education Voters.
Check the boxes in order to balance the budget. When you have closed the budget gap, share your plan online.
One thing to keep in mind - this tool provides options for increasing state revenues, which includes closing tax looholes. In order to do so, two-thirds - or 66 members - of the 98-members House and two-thirds - or 33 members - of the 49-members Senate would have to come to agreement in order for any of these options to pass.