Budget News

Regina city manager Chris Holden addresses media on the proposed 2017 budget at a news conference on Jan. 12.

City of Regina proposes 4.18% tax hike in preliminary budget

By Sarah Mills January 12, 2017 - 1:20pm Updated: January 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

The City of Regina has released its proposed budget – and you will be paying more in 2017.

Administration is proposing a 4.18 per cent mill rate increase. That works out...

Saskatoon city council finished budget talks Dec. 1, 2016 after 17 hours of meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

Saskatonians set for $66 average tax hike as budget talks wrap early

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 1, 2016 - 9:57pm Updated: December 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

Saskatoon city council finished budget deliberations ahead of schedule Thursday evening, settling on a 3.89 per cent property tax hike.

The budget talks were originally...

New numbers show taxpayers could save an average of $2 on their tax bills due to higher-than-expected growth in Saskatoon.

Proposed tax increase goes down thanks to growth revenue

By 650 CKOM November 23, 2016 - 7:13pm Updated: November 23, 2016 - 7:15pm

City council isn't set to begin budget deliberations for another week, but there are already some tax savings to be had.

The City of Saskatoon says new growth revenue is...

Administration presented the document to the new city council at a special meeting on Nov. 7, 2016.

Update: Saskatoon taxpayers get first look at preliminary budget

By 650 CKOM November 7, 2016 - 6:00am Updated: November 7, 2016 - 1:38pm

Saskatoon taxpayers got their first look at the city's preliminary budget.   Administration presented the document to the new city council at a special meeting Monday afternoon...

It would take a property tax hike of 3.89 per cent to cover the $7.9 million revenue shortfall reported in the latest budget update from the City of Saskatoon.

City budget update shows $7.9 million revenue shortfall

By Bryn Levy September 19, 2016 - 2:22pm Updated: September 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

The City of Saskatoon released a budget update Monday at a special meeting of council's governance and priorities committee.   The report shows expenditures sitting at $7.9...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone.

Dozens of jobs cut at the Saskatoon Health Region

By Chris Carr September 15, 2016 - 5:41pm Updated: September 15, 2016 - 5:45pm

Employees with the Saskatoon Health Region were warned that tough decisions would have to be made as administration dealt with a massive deficit. This week 70 jobs were cut....

Saskatchewan Legislature.

UPDATE: Province starts cuts to income for disability program

By Sarah Mills August 9, 2016 - 1:40pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 4:31pm

Some recipients of social assistance in Saskatchewan are beginning to receive letters informing them of how much they will lose following budget cuts.

In the budget, the...

Sask Finance Minister Kevin Doherty

Province reports bigger budget deficit

By Sarah Mills July 22, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:13pm

The year-end financials are in for Saskatchewan and the financial picture has worsened.   Saskatchewan finished 2015-16 with a $675 million deficit, largely attributed to...

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region CEO Keith Dewar.

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region hoping to cure budget woes

By Lisa Schick July 21, 2016 - 6:15am Updated: July 21, 2016 - 6:15am

Despite carrying a deficit for the past four years, the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is hoping this is the year it can get healthy again and balance the budget.   Last year...

File photo of NDP caucus with interim leader Trent Wotherspoon.

Sask. NDP could face sanctions for leak of provincial budget

By Sarah Mills June 2, 2016 - 12:52pm Updated: June 2, 2016 - 12:54pm

The NDP could receive legislative sanctions for leaking the budget.

Like members of the media, the opposition receives the budget document in advance, but must sign...

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty presenting the budget in the Legislature. June 1 2016

Saskatchewan budget 2016-17 shows deficit of $434 million

By Sarah Mills, 980 CJME June 1, 2016 - 2:29pm Updated: June 1, 2016 - 3:06pm

It is no surprise Saskatchewan's financial picture isn't rosy.

The province is in deficit by $434 million, and while it insists it will get back to balance within two...

Saskatchewan Legislative Building.

Expect Saskatchewan's budget to be out on June 1

By Sarah Mills April 15, 2016 - 3:48pm Updated: April 15, 2016 - 3:48pm

Premier Brad Wall may have been speaking to reporters Friday dressed in a windbreaker, but he maintains the work of government hasn't stopped since the election.