With the provincial budget being released, many towns, cities, and citizens are looking to see just what'll impact them.

Some of the headline items in the budget included a billion-dollar surplus, increased healthcare funding, and numerous smaller projects and programs.

Estevan MLA Lori Carr says that one of the most impactful parts of the budget, and the province's future, is what's not included.

"I think one of the things when I was looking through it that I noticed the most is that there are no new tax increases in this budget, and this will help keep life more affordable for Saskatchewan people. We are growing at the fastest pace that we have grown in more than a century. Our population today is the highest it's ever been, at more than 1.2 million people."

The surplus is also good to see for Carr, but she's attributing that to a temporary bump in resource prices.

"I'm really excited to see that there is a billion dollars in surplus. Of course, that is because the resource revenue has been so strong and those dollars won't always be there, the prices won't always be as high as they are. So we're going to take this opportunity to take those billion dollars and pay down debt."

Estevan residents still have something unique to look forward to, as funding is moving forward for a project long in the making.

"There's a million dollars for the new regional nursing home to help move that planning forward so that we can actually start building that facility, so I think that'll be pretty exciting for the people of Estevan."

The southeast will also be getting a bit of help on one of its major highways, connecting it to larger centres.

"We're also going to see a little bit more highway work on six and 39, I know the passing lanes are done and are working great, but they're going to o some additional twinnings right around Weyburn where there's congestion, as well as up at the Corinne corner where you turn off to go south or you turn off to go to Moose Jaw, so they're going to do some twinning there to help alleviate some of that and bring some more safety."