Pre-election New Brunswick budget stays the course on taxes, health spending

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The Higgs government has delivered a stand-pat provincial budget that avoids new spending measures, tax cuts or other gimmicks that might curry favour with voters ahead of the election this fall.

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves has opted to stay the course rather than slash taxes or throw huge new sums of money at the health-care system.

That leaves him projecting another small surplus for 2024-25 of just $41 million.

Steeves has vastly underestimated the surplus in each of the last four years, but this year he is again repeating his warning that higher-than-expected revenue for the government is bound to come to an

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