Posted at 1:53 PM on December 5, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
How will Minnesota's budget crunch affect you? What would you be willing to do - or to give up - to balance it? Take this simple opinion poll to weigh in:
Or speak up. Elaborate on the issue. MPR is publishing your perspectives on the budget gap. Considering it approaches $5.3 billion through 2011, we've got to think about immediate results and weigh against future costs...even if those aren't necessarily financial. For example, Linnea Swenson Tellekson of Minneapolis writes:
"Avoid cuts to public education. The Minnesota Miracle taught us that investment in education has tremendous pay-offs. Avoid cuts that would affect children's health care and education."Share your perspective and inform MPR News coverage, or take the poll.