Event Lets Citizens Balance the Federal Budget

Published Feb 9, 2018. By Ginger Livingston.

Political junkies can try their hand at balancing the budget during a Saturday morning workshop at ECU.

East Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and an advocacy group, The Concord Coalition, are hosting “Principles and Priorities” a federal budget exercise, 10-noon in the Green Room, The Croatan, 100 Dixon Drive, on ECU’s main campus.

The event gives people a chance to play the role of lawmaker for a day, reviewing and voting on a wide range of budget proposals involving entitlement programs, defense, health care, discretionary spending and taxes.