I've floated three ideas this week for dealing with the state's $4.6 billion budget shortfall. (1. Institute a high earners income tax. 2. Legalize and tax pot. 3. Don't build the downtown tunnel and use the money for something else.) I'm working on a few other proposals that I'll float in the near future. Meanwhile...

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For those of you who think you can do better than me—or better than the actual, elected budget writers who will start having their say in Olympia next week as the legislative session begins—there's this great new budget balancing app from the League of Education Voters.

You won't find legalizing pot, instituting an income tax, or not building the downtown tunnel as choices for raising revenue on this app—but still, it's worth a spin.