MLA Report (15 May 2008)
Six Month Anniversary of New Government
The spring session of the Saskatchewan legislature came to an end last week. Saskatchewan is currently facing amazing economic momentum and your Saskatchewan Party MLAs worked hard to ensure all people in Saskatchewan shared in the prosperity. The session focused on keeping promises, growth and opportunity and security and compassion.
This month also marks the six-month anniversary of the election of your Saskatchewan Party government. So far we have kept over 60 of our campaign promises, including:
- Provided $152 million for education property tax relief.
- Kept tomorrow’s promise today by providing two years of municipal revenue sharing increases this year totaling 15 per cent.
- $500,000 over the next four years for community schools to spend on school lunch and child hunger programs.
- Signed an agreement with the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses to cooperate on an aggressive nursing recruitment program.
- A $1 billion infrastructure capital investment program called Ready For Growth to fix highways, hospitals and schools.
- $25.8 million for increased crop insurance coverage, in addition to a review of the entire system.
- Strengthened provincial labour legislation by putting essential services legislation in place ensuring the safety and security of Saskatchewan families.
- More training seats for doctors and nurses.
- A Graduate Retention rebate program under which post-secondary graduates can get up to $20,000 of their tuition back.
- $2.7 million to hire 30 new police officers, on our way to filling a campaign commitment to hire 120 more officers by 2011.
- Strengthened funding for cancer care, including complete coverage for the powerful drug Avastin.
- Removed the PST from used cars.
- Paid down the provincial debt by $250 million.
- Click here for a complete list of the promises kept.
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