Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson explains the benefits for Kelowna residents of the provincial budget, including upgrading at Okanagan College and continued investment at UBC (Okanagan).
“The fiscal discipline has allowed us to balance the budget and ensure that we can continue to make these very important investments in our communities,” the MLA says.
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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