Highlights of the updated 2017-18 Nova Scotia provincial budget

Highlights of the updated 2017-18 Nova Scotia provincial budget
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Highlights of the Nova Scotia budget re-introduced Tuesday:

– Surplus of $21.3 million is projected on a spending program of about $10.5 billion, $4.6 million lower than the surplus in the budget shelved on April 27, prior to the election campaign.

– The Liberals are spending an additional $6.2 million on funding for health, after an election campaign that focused on problems in the health care system.

– A development on the Halifax waterfront is receiving an additional $4.7 million in capital grants for an environmental clean-up of the site.

– Revenue is down overall $13.1 million compared to earlier budget, while departmental spending is up $19.1 million.

– An extra $1 million was allotted to Cape Breton University.

– Confirms spending of an additional $2.5 million to support science and innovation in the fish and seafood sector, as part of a $38 million program over seven years.

The Canadian Press

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