The Higgs government created fiscal room to reduce taxes in New Brunswick.
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With interest rates rising, it's all the more important for governments to carefully manage money.
The province ranked ninth in small business startups, a key measure of entrepreneurship.
The budget projects $40 million in personal income tax relief for more than 400,000 tax filers.
The province's top personal income tax rate was the fourth-highest among 61 states and provinces.
This year, the province's government debt topped $14 billion or $18,043 per person.
A $170 per tonne carbon tax will cost the province an estimated 2,200 jobs.
The province faces a projected $779 million budget deficit for 2020.