Scott Simpson Welcomes 2014 Budget
Simpson Welcomes 2014
Coromandel MP Scott
Simpson says National’s 2014 Budget is a responsible one,
meaning the government can keep up its good work.
Simpson says “families, health and education are at the
heart of this Budget. This focusses on the things that
people in the Coromandel tell me really matter to them –
improving their standards of living.”
and expanding paid parental leave and increasing the
parental tax credit.
We're also making doctors' visits and
prescriptions free for children under 13.
priorities are health, education and helping families to get
“Times have been tough for many Kiwis, this
Budget supports the work we’ve been doing to rebuild New
“Many people in the Coromandel
are feeling optimistic as business confidence is growing.
This budget will continue steering New Zealand in the right
by Scott Simpson MP, 614 Pollen Street,
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