Travel spending among Sask. ministry sees a $2.1M drop in 2017-18

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The federal government of Saskatchewan decreased spending on ministry journey by $2.1 million in 2017-18 – a 5.6 per cent lower from the yr earlier than.

Ministry journey expense totaled $35 million final yr, in comparison with $37.1 million in 2016-17 and down 73 per cent from 2006-07.

Journey prices have been $265,000 – a 14.eight per cent drop from the earlier yr.

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“Our Public Accounts present that our monetary outlook is strengthening,” Finance Minister Donna Harpauer mentioned.

“We’re managing spending carefully, whereas persevering with to spend money on priorities for Saskatchewan individuals.”

Communications prices have been at $6.7 million in 2017-18 – up zero.6 per cent from the earlier yr and the second lowest communications expense complete within the final 12 years and down 58 per cent in comparison with 2006-07.

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“A abstract deficit of $303 million is in our books for 2017-18, which is a $393 million enchancment over the deficit projected within the funds,” Harpauer mentioned.

“Whereas there’s nonetheless work to do, our authorities’s plan to return to stability by 2019-20 stays on monitor.”

Complete ministry bills and income for the 2017-18 fiscal yr might be considered by visiting

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