Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - According to the CDU parliamentary group, North Rhine-Westphalia is extensively involved in the federal relief packages. In the debate on the government statement by Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU), CDU faction leader Thorsten Schick pointed out that the reduction in VAT on gas alone would cost the state of North Rhine-Westphalia around 500 million euros. The energy price flat rate costs the country almost one billion euros. The 2022 tax relief law is tearing a hole of 400 million euros in the NRW state treasury this year alone.
"We don't need any tutoring from you in matters of social policy," Schick replied to the SPD parliamentary group leader Thomas Kutschaty, who had immediately previously called for extensive state measures and accused the North Rhine-Westphalia government of inactivity. The leader of the CDU parliamentary group accused the SPD politician of having seen an opposition leader on Thursday who was concerned about his office given the results of the state elections and the SPD polls.