Knesset voting on 2007 budget

November 7, 2006 19:19


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The 2007 budget came before the Knesset on Tuesday evening for its first reading. All coalition factions announced earlier that they would vote in favor of the budget; however, most had reservations about some of the sections. MK Sarah Marom (GIL Pensioners) said that if the Finance Ministry didn't revoke a section calling to freeze budgetary allowances for the elderly, her party would vote against the budget in future readings. Labor MK Ophir Paz-Pines, meanwhile, announced that he accepted his party's position of voting in favor, but sought an increase in the research and development budget.

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