Bar-On presents 2008 Economic Arrangements Bill to Knesset

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 15, 2007 13:29

Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On presented the 2008 Economic Arrangements Bill to the Knesset on Monday. The bill would establish a monthly "health tax" of NIS 86 for homemakers; cut benefits for polio patients; cancel electricity discounts for the needy, and freeze other subsidies. In addition, the bill also examines a possible raise to the national minimum wage. The 2008 state budget, totaling NIS 300 billion, is due to be presented to the Knesset plenum for a first reading this week.


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