Change in the law in the state of Hesse: the way for Corona package is free

With a simple majority of the Hessian state Parliament may suspend, in a special session on Saturday, the "debt brake" and loans billions of record. The way t

Change in the law in the state of Hesse: the way for Corona package is free

With a simple majority of the Hessian state Parliament may suspend, in a special session on Saturday, the "debt brake" and loans billions of record. The way this has made the Parliament on Thursday with a change in the law free. So far, a two-thirds majority had been necessary the prohibition of borrowing to lift exceptionally. Now, a simple majority would be enough, and the government no longer has to rely on the votes of the Opposition. She plans, among other things, the formation of a special Fund in the amount of twelve billion euros, so that by the end of 2023, the economic consequences of the pandemic, to mitigate.

Ewald Hetrodt

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung in Wiesbaden.

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In the debate, it came to a slugfest between the opposition leader Nancy Faeser, and Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU). The SPD-politician spoke of a "disempowering of Parliament". Who use a crisis like the pandemic for party political purposes, was not suitable "morally, to lead a government", held Faeser Bouffier. "We are about to witness the arrogance of a government is cast in the shape of a Law." Faeser noted "the complete Lack of political leadership". In Other areas of the respect for the law, "that you don't accept it, even if it fits in the Moment".

citizens expect "reliability and predictability"

Faeser have brought out the "big club," said Bouffier. But this does not lead far. "In all the dispute, we should take care of each other." The pandemic was not over yet. "We will need each other still." He was grateful that the groups had mastered the Corona-crisis so far, "mostly together". If this is not possible, must restore the majority of capacity to act, because you have to order a government. The citizens expected "reliability and predictability". The opposite however, it should be, if the government is constantly on the lookout for a two-thirds majority, a supplementary budget, as the Opposition wishes. The next to lose its validity on the 31. December. What is needed is a "überjähriger Plan was for it". It is the government with special funds.

Bouffier known to have since its government takeover of the debt brake is to be advertised. But now a situation has occurred, which nobody had in view. "I could not imagine that in such a Situation, a common Position." The decision for the suspension of the debt brake, a simple majority is sufficient, summed up the Parliament with the black-and-green majority. The SPD, FDP and the AfD voted against it, the Left abstained. The group leader Janine Wissler reminded that you brake, the debt has always been rejected. "The CDU will not fall now, is in our view perfectly in order." The AfD considers the change in the law to be unconstitutional. Group chief Robert Lambrou announced a standard control procedure.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 12:19

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