Finance Minister Tom Marshall will deliver Newfoundland and Labrador's latest budget on April 24, the government announced this afternoon.

"This will be the ninth budget delivered by this government," Marshall said in a press release. "Our focus has been one of sound fiscal management combined with the ability to make strategic investments in areas that are important to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians."

After a string of mostly surplus budgets, the province is expected to post a deficit in 2012-13.