Hirchson presents gov't changes to 2006 budget

Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson on Sunday presented the changes the government had enacted in the 2006 state budget. The total additions to the budget came to some NIS 5.4 billion, Israel Radio reported. The major added expenditures included NIS 1.4 billion to finance coalition agreements, NIS 1.15 billion to replace withheld American aid money, NIS 800 million in added security budget and some NIS 650 million to the Education Ministry to offset a deteriorating renovations budget.