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Highlights of the updated 2017-18 Nova Scotia provincial budget

Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT

Nova Scotia Finance Minister Karen Casey delivers the provincial budget standing next to Premier Stephen McNeil, right, at the Nova Scotia Legislature in Halifax, Tuesday, Sept.26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard

Highlights of the Nova Scotia budget re-introduced Tuesday:

– Surplus of $21.3 million is projected on a spending program of about $10.5 billion, $4.6 million lower than the surplus in the budget shelved on April 27, prior to the election campaign.

– The Liberals are spending an additional $6.2 million on funding for health, after an election campaign that focused on problems in the health care system.

– A development on the Halifax waterfront is receiving an additional $4.7 million in capital grants for an environmental clean-up of the site.

– Revenue is down overall $13.1 million compared to earlier budget, while departmental spending is up $19.1 million.

– An extra $1 million was allotted to Cape Breton University.

– Confirms spending of an additional $2.5 million to support science and innovation in the fish and seafood sector, as part of a $38 million program over seven years.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misstated the amount being spent to support science and innovation in the fish and seafood sector.