First Budget a step towards pos­i­tive fu­ture

Manawatu Guardian - - RYMAN HEALTHCARE -

What will the Government do to in­vest more money into hous­ing, health and schools? in­vest­ment to the re­gions and launched the Provin­cial Growth Fund to cre­ate new jobs; and be­gun fix­ing up our hospi­tals.

The Budget sets out a clear plan to build a bet­ter econ­omy with ac­cel­er­ated in­vest­ment in trans­port projects and other in­fra­struc­ture. The Government has com­mit­ted to liv­ing within our means and cre­at­ing an econ­omy with more jobs and bet­ter wages.

For too long, cost-cutting and ne­glect has un­der­mined our communities. That is go­ing to change with more in­vest­ment in doc­tors, nurses, teach­ers, cops, and new homes for fam­i­lies.

We won’t be able to fix nine years of ne­glect in one year. But with Budget 2018 we’re tak­ing pos­i­tive and re­spon­si­ble steps for­ward, de­liv­er­ing not just for the next three years, but for the next 30.

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