09/24/2012 01:15 EDT | Updated 09/24/2018 09:25 EDT

Nova Scotia government to provide first fiscal update since spring budget

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia will provide an update Tuesday on the state of the province's finances.

Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald will deliver the first fiscal update for 2012-2013 since the provincial government released its budget earlier this year.

When the NDP government handed down its $9.5-billion budget in the spring, it projected a deficit of $211.2 million.

In August, MacDonald said the government was on track to balance the province's books by next spring.

The update will be MacDonald's first since she became finance minister in May.