9 Sep 2020

Election 2020: Debates over who is best economic manager starts

From Morning Report, 6:38 am on 9 September 2020

As the election campaign gears up, so too are the spending promises from politicians. The debate has already started about which party is the best economic manager - each one of course claiming the title. The National Party and New Zealand First will wait until next week's pre-election Treasury update before releasing their full manifesto and spending plan. Labour's finance spokesperson, Grant Robertson, told our political editor Jane Patterson their election policies, like the May Budget, have been significantly impacted by Covid-19.