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.