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February 4, 2014

AT07 - (NBBudget) FREDERICTON x--10s. The New Brunswick government has tabled an 8.4 billion dollar budget that adds to the debt but doesn't raise taxes _ with just seven months to go before the next provincial election. Finance Minister Blaine Higgs says the government is not adding to spending with big election promises. (``...ordinary spending.'') (SOURCE: The Canadian Press ) (155p) TAG: The projected deficit for the coming year is 391 million dollars and the debt is expected to reach 12.2 billion dollars by the end of March 2015 . The government also released a 555-million-dollar capital budget. The election is set for September 22nd . AT08 - (NBBudget) FREDERICTON x--16s. The New Brunswick government has tabled an 8.4 billion dollar budget that adds to the debt but doesn't raise taxes _ with just seven months to go before the next election. Finance Minister Blaine Higgs says the projected deficit for the coming year is 391 million dollars and the debt is expected to reach 12.2 billion by the end of March 2015 . He projects a balanced budget by 2017-18. (``...small investments.'') (SOURCE: The Canadian Press ) (155p) TAG: The deficit for the current fiscal year is expected to be 564 million dollars . Higgs says 27 million dollars will be spent in the coming year on the province's new catastrophic drug plan. ( The Canadian Press )


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Source: Canadian Press Broadcast Wire (Canada)


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