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The budget proposal, it noted, nearly doubles the rate of tax spending while slashing taxes, meaning the chances for fiscal consolidation are less likely.
IDI’s Plesner: Only ‘very minor structural changes’ • Shoresh’s Ben-David calls it ‘the reform that isn’t there.’
The government is planning to restore income support payments for married, full-time yeshiva students as part of the budget that was approved by the government for passage to the Knesset last week.
By JEREMY SHARON
The trouble Netanyahu faced passing the spending plan was a reminder of his campaign promise.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
“Many wonderful projects will no longer be funded,” Yacimovich says.
New report also faults defense establishment with insufficient cost cutting measures; Defense officials: Finance Ministry not honoring salary agreements.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
The budget will still have to pass in the Knesset – a much tougher task due to Netanyahu’s narrow majority and the opposition of Bayit Yehudi and United Torah Judaism MKs.
Israeli Arab NGO head behind plan tell ‘Post’: If an adequate amount is not offered, protests would begin on September first.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Opposition submitted nearly 60 hours’ worth of objections to the bill to be discussed in the plenum, taking the opportunity to criticize the government’s economic policies.
By LAHAV HARKOV,NIV ELIS
The government may have given in to one of the opposition and opposition-within-the-coalition’s demands, to release the gas plan to the public, but that’s unlikely to get them the votes they need.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The Knesset research was conducted on a comparative basis with parallel institutions in Germany, Iceland, Greece, Austria and Finland.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,LAHAV HARKOV
Zionist Union's Shelly Yacimovich noted that Monday was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's 'Towel Day' in which galactic hitchhikers are advised never to leave their towel at home.
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