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Bacon declares budget a 'pork barrel'

Gutwein

Treasurer Peter Gutwein has delivered the first state budget since the march election.

Strong on infrastructure spending and supporting payroll tax reform, the Treasurer says the budget is the strongest ever and that Tasmania stands on the brink of a golden age.

However, Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon disagrees, saying the government has abandoned many of its election promises.

"Well, Peter Gutwein may crow about this budget investing records into infrastructure but what it's failed to do is invest in people. We know that around half of the money that was promised for health and education by the Liberals in the lead up to the election hasn't been delivered in this budget."