State Comptroller Joseph Shapira will release a report on the housing crisis next week

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
February 22, 2015 03:44

 
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State Comptroller Joseph Shapira will release a report on the housing crisis next week despite pressure on him by Likud to delay the report until after the March 17 election.

Sources close to Shapira said the date for publishing the report was set before the election was advanced.

"The state comptroller is not a player in the political sphere," a source close to Shapira said. "When a comptroller's report is ready, it legally must be published. Our office's work is done with only professional considerations in mind. It is improper for the comptroller or his office to be influenced by a political timeline."

Shapira's associates said the housing crisis was serious and harmed the weakest sectors of the population. They said the report would analyze work done by several ministries and multiple governments.

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