Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris explains the benefits of a balanced budget.
“That’s one of the reasons I ran (for office last year), the MLA explains. “Our Premier was promoting a debt-free B.C., a balanced budget and a secure future for all British Columbians. To get there, we need to balance the budget and that’s the first step.”
Balanced Budget 2014 includes forecast surpluses in all three years of the fiscal plan and modest investments in priority areas.
While the fiscal plan shows continued spending discipline, modest surpluses allow government to make choices and ensure new spending is put into priority areas.
Within the balanced budget, government is providing additional funding of $415 million to benefit B.C. families, help make life more affordable, and help stimulate economic growth and job creation.
- Balanced budget maintains discipline, supports economic growth and job creation | BC Government news release Feb. 18, 2014
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