Become a Budget Hero!

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Our lawmakers tried balancing the budget - and now it's your turn. Raise or lower taxes, increase or cut spending in key areas, learn about the issues, and discover the implications of your decisions. How close will you come? What sacrifices will it take? Join over 30,000 others who have tried - play Budget Hero.

APM's Public Insight Network, in collaboration with the Wilson Center, launched Budget Hero 2.0, designed to spark engagement and conversation among Americans around the federal budget.

The game was updated from its original version to include the latest Congressional Budget Office figures and policy options, including options related to Medicare, farm subsidies and military spending.