Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene.

The Budget 

B.C. promises to cut health premiums in half with pre-election budget
New budget does little to help B.C. home buyers
Critics upset B.C. government didn't raise welfare rate in budget
Uncertainty over softwood lumber weighs on B.C.
British Columbia issues warning on U.S. protectionism
What you need to know about B.C.'s latest budget
B.C. Liberals make re-election pitch with fifth straight balance budget
Health premiums cut in half in pre-election B.C. budget
B.C. budget brings nearly $3 billion in new social spending over the next 3 years
10 things you need to know about B.C. Budget 2017
MSP Premiums Cut in Pre-Election Budget
Budget Shortchanges BC Kids and Youth, Say Critics
Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help
BC Gov't Hikes Disability Rates by $50, Maintains Freeze on Welfare
B.C. Liberals cut MSP premiums by half in election year budget
De Jong makes reluctant U-turn on medical premiums
B.C. Budget 2017: How will it affect British Columbians
B.C. budget offers cut to MSP premiums, but no reduction to PST or income tax
Little help for housing in B.C. budget
B.C. budget: Victoria spends $!40 million on mental health services
B.C. education budget boosted to cover court win, rising environment
B.C. budget puts money back into 'hollowed-out' social-services
Treats for business in B.C. budget, but concerns as well over Trump-led administration
Reaction mixed from interest groups responding to B.C.'s 2017-18 budget
$50-billion B.C. budget trims medical premiums, boosts education
Budget puts NDP in a jam
Businesses cheer PST break on electricity, cut to corporate tax
B.C.'s taxman is in a giving mood
De Jong's love of education
Government finally delivers on MSP tax cut
Opposition pans MPS reduction plan
Top 10 things to know
Medical premium cut by half promised
School funds added as BCTF talks continue
Property transfer tax take to drop to $1.54 billion as hot market cools
Key elements of the B.C. budget
B.C. Budget: $740 million for schools, but critics say it's 'not good enough'
Broad tax breaks in B.C. pre-election budget

Former city councillor George Chow will challenge B.C. Liberal Suzanne Anton in Vancouver-Fraserview
More students, smaller classes have Victoria school district dusting off old portables
Not in my park! How B.C. Mayors are handling homeless campers
Privacy issues still not fixed on government computers, says B.C.'s auditor general
Osoyoos couple fed up after 500 days waiting for hip surgery
About 9,000 complaints from B.C. patients, mostly about their care
New poll shows B.C. Liberals and NDP deadlocked at 37 per cent
LNG dream lives on at least in government
Esquimalt council approves rezoning application for sewage plant at McLoughlin Point
Zombie HST and other tax tales

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