No date yet for fall mini-budget: Dwight Ball
There's no date yet for the supplemental budget this fall, Premier Dwight Ball told reporters Thursday morning.
Ball and his cabinet held the press conference following a cabinet retreat at The Rooms.
Ball said the Liberals are still working out exactly when the budget would be released.
Budget 2016, released in April, painted a dire picture of Newfoundland and Labrador's financial situation, revealing a $1.83 billion budget deficit, which Finance Minister Cathy Bennett expected would reach $2.2 billion.
That budget included a wave of austerity measures, tax and fee hikes and public sector layoffs.
Bennett said that budget was the first of a three-step plan fiscal plan, that included more financial measures released in the fall, widely expected to include layoffs to the public sector.
With files from Terry Roberts