Child care, housing top of mind for parents ahead of budget

A full work schedule and raising three children doesn't leave Allison Snow much time to pay attention to politics, but she'll watch closely next week when the B.C. NDP presents its budget in Victoria.
She's aware that the province's projected surplus shrank from $274 million at the beginning of the fiscal year to $148 million in late November, when Finance Minister Carole James gave her most recent fiscal update.