WINNIPEG - The new budget in Manitoba includes some tax cuts and more health care spending.
The Conservative government is promising $110 million to reduce the backlog of surgeries and diagnostic tests and $9 million to expand ICU Capacity.
An increase in the education tax rebate for residential and farm properties will save the average homeowner almost $200.
The deficit is projected to hit $548 million but finance minister Cameron Friesen says Manitobans need affordability now.
The opposition parties say the budget falls short on health care, reconciliation and climate change.