However, there is Opposition: Hessen attacks for Corona-aid package assets into the special

The Hessian Finance Minister Michael Boddenberg (CDU) wants to spend the first part of the twelve-billion-Euro Corona's assets. With almost 1.2 billion euros,

However, there is Opposition: Hessen attacks for Corona-aid package assets into the special

The Hessian Finance Minister Michael Boddenberg (CDU) wants to spend the first part of the twelve-billion-Euro Corona's assets. With almost 1.2 billion euros, 30 concrete purposes to be financed, of which in the first place, the municipalities benefit. The revenue collected in the trade tax for the current year 661 million euros planned. The projects presented Bodden mountain on Wednesday, is to decide the budget Committee of the Parliament next Wednesday in a special session. Because the black-green coalition has a majority, a consent is likely.

Ewald Hetrodt

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung in Wiesbaden.

F. A. Z.

The procedure Bodden mountain is the result of a week-long conflict over the financial management of the pandemic. As reported, had exposed the government coalition against the sharp Protest of most of the Opposition to the "debt brake", to be able to billion credit. From the special Fund, the government can retrieve up to the year 2023 of the necessary amounts. They are larger than a Million euros, will be presented the projects to the budget Committee.

collapse of the business tax

The list that is presented to it, includes, of a few exceptions, a subset of the controversial big spending programme to which the coalition had agreed at the beginning of June. The fact the SPD and FDP rounds in six negotiations with the coalition not to let them in. All the fractions were always determined to grab the municipalities under the arms.

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test During the press conference of the Minister of Finance on Wednesday, the fears of the impact of the pandemic: As the Statistical confirmed and announced, declined the revenue of the Hessian municipalities, from the business tax by about a quarter to 2.2 billion euros. Especially, the second quarter proved to be weak. The Total receipts from April to June fell 39 percent to 878 million euros.

The Federal government will pay according to Bodden mount for the Hessian municipalities, a total of 552 million euros. The country will pay 661 million euros, a higher amount because it is considered to be a relatively financially strong. The Minister reported that he had negotiated with the national associations of local authorities on a fair distribution of the total sum. Meanwhile, a model of the sun, to the representatives of the districts, cities and municipalities comment on until next Tuesday so that he could proceed with the project on Wednesday to the budget Committee.

the Opposition wants to consider

Boddenberg is not expected that the next one, in September, pending tax estimate is significantly different from the announced in may Pay. The forecast that by 2023 revenue in the amount of approximately 3.5 billion euros. The country, however, has scheduled only a compensation of 2.5 billion. "The local authorities know that they must also make their own contribution," says Boddenberg. He recalled that the country will start the repayment of the loan in the next year. But even more difficult is the preparation of the budget for the year 2024 will. "Then there will be changes in the output behavior," announced the Minister. The state elections are expected to be held in the autumn of 2023.

Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 09:21

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