This weekend The Nation interviews Steven Joyce on the economy and the budget:
Is the rock star economy still rocking? Tomorrow we’ll talk to the newly-minted Finance Minister Steven Joyce ahead of next month’s Budget.
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Joyce says Auckland Council needs to look at how much it can spend on transport.
Expect to see the Govt’s expenditure on the CRL in the Budget, Joyce say.
Still a rock star economy? Joyce wouldn’t call it that but the new Zealand is still performing well, and better than most.
Joyce says he’s keen to see the tax system work more clearly for people. No decision yet on tax thresholds (for PAYE), everything is still “on the table” for the budget.