Topic: skbudget19

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 16

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 15

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 14

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 13

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 9

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 8

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 7

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Kendall Latimer tweets from question period on May 6

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Kendall Latimer is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on May 1

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 30

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 29

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 18

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 17

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 16

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 11

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 10

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wendesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 9

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 8

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 3

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 2

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on April 1

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

'Uncharted' carbon tax impact not factored into Sask. provincial budget

The federal carbon tax will come to Saskatchewan on Monday, but whatever impact it will have was not included in the province’s recent budget.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 28

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.

'This was my failure as the minister': Sask. government reverses cut to Cornwall Alternative School

The provincial government says it will restore funding to a Regina alternative school that was the victim of a provincial budget cut. 

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 27

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Wednesday edition of question period at the legislature.

'Nobody believed in me': Former Saskatoon alternative school student decries Cornwall cut

Kara-Lee Arcand was already addicted to cocaine and ecstasy by age 13. In high school she knew more about gangs and drugs than she did about math.

Small increase for Sask. domestic violence shelters 'a nice token': advocate

'One per cent is a nice token,' said Jo-Anne Dusel, the executive director of the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan. She also said shelters are struggling to keep up with demand and the rising cost of living.

Sask. education minister says he may revisit Cornwall School budget cut

It may not be the end after all for a Regina alternative school that was a victim of provincial budget cuts.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 26

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

Closure of Regina's Cornwall Alternative School is in 'best interest of these kids,' Education Minister says

Funding was cut for Cornwall Alternative School in the 2019-2020 provincial budget. A school official says they need $700,000 to stay open.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 25

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Monday edition of question period at the legislature.

'School of last resort': Cornwall Alternative School loses funding in 2019-2020 provincial budget

Cornwall Alternative School is losing their funding at the end of June, a school official said.
Analysis

Sask. budget puts NDP in a 'hard spot': political analyst

The Saskatchewan NDP labelled the 2019-20 provincial budget "off-balance," but the government's budget commitments may have the opposition searching for level footing.

FSIN says provincial budget is a start but doesn't go far enough

The Saskatchewan government says it is putting around $211 million into the First Nations and Metis portfolio in the upcoming fiscal year.

Can a budget be 'balanced' and still add to the debt? We asked economists

Are you really balancing the budget when $1.8 billion is being added to the debt?

More autism money in budget a step in the right direction, but not enough: advocate

A Saskatchewan autism advocate would like to see more money earmarked to help parents of children with autism and the age of coverage increased.

Father of Humboldt Broncos player lauds budget's $20M for highway improvements

Chris Joseph says highway intersection improvements won't bring back his son, Jaxon, but they will make roads safer for others.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 21

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Thursday edition of question period at the legislature.
Analysis

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: The devil, as always, is in the details

The next Saskatchewan election is 19 months away, but Premier Scott Moe’s government is setting the stage.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Nutrien 'disappointed' with axing of $117M in potash tax credits

The Saskatchewan Government is axing some of the tax credits for the potash industry, a move opposed by the province's largest producer, Nutrien.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Mental health and addictions get $30M funding increase

The province has put 6.3 per cent of the Ministry of Health's budget toward mental health funding and 0.9 per cent toward addictions funding for 2019-20.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Province expecting marijuana tax revenues to bring in $5M

The Government of Saskatchewan is banking on pot sales to make a small contribution to this year's bottom line.

6 new K-12 schools planned as Sask. 2019 budget pours $95M into new buildings

Spending for kindergarten to Grade 12 education is expected to increase by $26.2 million in 2019-2020, with most of that increase allocated for the construction of new schools, the province announced Wednesday in its latest budget.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Saskatoon Children's Hospital gets $23 million more for hiring

The Saskatchewan government has added $23 million to the budget for doctors, nurses and staff at the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: New $3K tax credit for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical crews

The government says last year's Humboldt Broncos bus collision brought the province's volunteer first responders "into sharp focus."

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Post-secondary funding flat

The provincial government is sticking with the funding levels previously paid to post-secondary institutions across the province.

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Broncos tragedy spurs millions for highway intersection safety

Two programs will spend $20 million this year on lights, signs, guardrails, rumble strips and other highway safety improvements.
Updated

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government to create provincial organ donation registry

The Government of Saskatchewan has pledged $558,000 for the creation of a provincial donor registry in its budget. 

Saskatchewan Budget 2019: Government touts balanced budget, says no new taxes

The Saskatchewan Party government says it has kept its promise to balance the budget within three years.

Sask. finance minister pledges to deliver balanced budget Wednesday

Saskatchewan's political watchers will have their eyes fixed on Regina Wednesday as the provincial government releases its 2019-20 budget.

Saskatchewan budget 2019: How to follow CBC's coverage

CBC Saskatchewan will be home to all your budget coverage on March 20.

CBC's Adam Hunter tweets from question period on March 19

CBC Saskatchewan legislative reporter Adam Hunter is following along with the Tuesday edition of question period at the legislature.

'We are back in black': Sask. finance minister picks black budget shoes

Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer chose black flats as her budget shoes, signalling a balanced budget.

Delegates at Sask. municipalities association convention grill premier on health care, canola

Canola trade issues, the government's confidence in Huawei, and health-care concerns dominated the annual cabinet bear pit session of the SARM convention.

Budget looms as Sask. politicians prepare for session to resume today

As Saskatchewan's provincial politicians return to the legislature Monday after a two-and-a-half month break, the upcoming budget — set to come out March 20 — looms.