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Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Jacob Saulwick

Baird's bad budget choice

There are all sorts of ways to cut the numbers. But whichever way you do, the amount of money Mike Baird's government will spend building prisons in the next few years is remarkable.

NSW Premier Mike Baird during a press conference on the Sydney Metro Northwest

The $20b question Baird needs to answer

There is a $20 billion-plus unanswered question at the heart of the biggest public transport project in Sydney, NSW and Australia. And it is highly likely the Baird government will at least pretend over the coming year to let the community have its say in answering the question.