NDP Leader Cam Broten says the education property tax was meant to fix crumbling, overcrowded schools and ensure resources are in place for students.
Premier Brad Wall said Monday that it's possible money for infrastructure projects could come from higher school taxes.
Wall said there are big infrastructure needs in the cities — for example, a highway bypass in Regina — and one out of three towns has water or sewer issues.
The premier said the budget is being finalized for March and must be balanced, but also that raising taxes is a last resort.
Broten says the government has more resources and revenue available than any other Saskatchewan government in history and it shouldn't take money dedicated to schools.