NZ Herald column on Budget 2020
Despite the eye-popping numbers, this is a cautious Budget. A trickle-up Budget with the emphasis on "trickle".
I hope Treasury's forecasts are right because they see the economy bouncing back much faster and taking a smaller hit than I expected. Consequently, the cash relief for families is smaller than I hoped.
But free job re-training, the big, immediate environmental stimulus and state house building programmes are all great decisions.Read the full piece here