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Some of the highlights of the Manitoba budget tabled Tuesday

May 31, 2016 - 1:04 PM

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government tabled a $13.5 billion budget Tuesday. Here are the highlights:

— A $911-million deficit with a plan to balance the budget in eight years.

— No new taxes or tax increases.

— Personal income taxes will be indexed to inflation starting next year.

— Middle-income senior homeowners get a smaller rebate on education property taxes while high-income seniors lose the rebate entirely, netting the province about $44 million a year.

— The elimination of a per-vote subsidy for political parties.

— A reduction in ambulance fees.

— No mention of minimum wage increase for first time in recent memory.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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