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How opening the books gives voters clear view of trade-offs

ANALYSIS: Future governments face choice between constrained spending or raising taxes.

WATCH: NBR political editor Brent Edwards speaks with Nicholas Pointon.

Brent Edwards Thu, 14 Sep 2023

When the National Party assumed power after the 1990 election the new government was dismayed by a set of government books which were worse than outlined in that year’s Budget.

After the election the incoming government found it had to bail out then State-owned Bank of New Zealand to the tune of

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