translated from Spanish: Municipalities in crisis; Congress to review particularities of municipal budgets

Naomi Carmona
Morelia, Michoacán.- Noting that the municipalities of Michoacán are in crisis by the cancellation of several federal participations, the deputies of the Budget Committees, and The Treasury advanced that the proposals for Income from municipalities requesting a larger increase than established.
At the meeting of United Commissions, legislators agreed that in the case of the property tax an increase of up to 1.5 UMAS will be tolerated, while in water and other taxes, it will be able to raise its revenue by up to 5%.
The deputy of the PRD, Octavio Ocampo Córdoba, suggested that the mayors attend the Legislative Palace to justify their budgets in case they exceed the proposal of general criteria.
However, it was also reported that 80 percent of municipalities did not increase their budget and respected the numbers they themselves sent to Congress for fiscal year 2019.
The above, to say of Norberto Antonio Martínez Soto, chairman of the Committee on Budgets, to avoid a political cost for the increase in taxes.
For his part, the chairman of the Finance Commission, Arturo Hernández Vázquez, asked his colleagues to review the municipal proposals as soon as possible, in solidarity with the mayors most concerned about the federal reductions.

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