First post-election Scottish budget passed in parliament
Scottish budget passed by 68 votes to 57
THE SNP-GREEN budget has been passed by the Scottish Parliament following a long-running conflict over taxation rates.
Voted through by 68 votes to 57, the deal confirms the financial plan for the year ahead and sets the Scottish rate of income tax following the extension of taxation powers.
The financial deal was likely to pass after the Scottish Greens pledged to back the budget after a deal on income tax thresholds with the SNP minority government.