Archive for the ‘budget’ tag
The finance and justice ministries are pushing for an amendment that could give the new government the ability to propose the budgets for the years 2013-2014 in one bill, with separate columns for each of the two years. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Bank of Israel delayed publication of a review criticizing the government until after the elections. The official reason for the delay is that traditionally the review is submitted along with the state budget which has not yet been submitted.
Minister without portfolio Meshulam Nahari (Shas) secured millions of Shekels in state funds without a tender for El Hama’ayan, a cultural organization operated by his party. The chairman of the tenders committee in the Prime Minister’s Office which approved the transfer of funds is PMO Deputy Director-General Ran Yishai, cousin of Shas chairman and Interior Minister Eli Yishai. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
Chairman of the Knesset’s Finance Committee, MK Moshe Gafni (Yahadut HaTora), said during his speach at the pan-Haredi political conference that when a demand to cut 350 million NIS from the Yeshiva budget he did not publish the demand and “threw it in the trash”.
(Hebrew – Calcalist)
According to the Movement for the Quality of Government, The Social Guard, Adam Teva VeDin, Shatil, Atidenu, and A.L.A., the Government is acting in violation of the law by not publishing the 2013 budget as a bill proposal in the Knesset by November 3rd.
(Hebrew – News1)
Finance Minister Yuval Shteinitz (Likud), who received an award on Monday from the settlement movement, said during a radio interview that budgets for Judea and Samaria were doubled by the current government, but that it was done with a low profile for fear that the move would be foiled by elements in Israel and abroad. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
The Internal Auditors of several Government Ministries appealed to the High Court of Justice, claiming the government prevents them from carrying out their duties by limiting their staffing budgets.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
A petition filed by the Mossawa Center for Arabs citizens’ rights, in collaboration with the National Committee for the Heads of Arab Local Authorities asks the High Court of justice to direct the Ministry of Culture and Sports to allocate equal budgets to the Arab sector. The petitioners claim that the Ministry of Culture and Sports ignores recommendations issued by State Comptroller’s Office, which reported in 2008 that Arab-Israeli cultural institutions are under-budgeted. The report called on the Culture and Sports Ministry to conduct a need survey and prepare a multi-year plan to remedy the problem.
The Ministry of Welfare and Social Services did not transfer the funds promised to the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI) in the 2012 budget, even though half of the year has already passed. In addition, the failure to convene the inter-ministerial committee which decides which organizations receive financial support, will delay the budget transfer for at least another month and a half, and the rape crisis centers are claiming that the current situation harms their operations and does not allow them to open new workshops for rape victims. (JPost)
(Hebrew - Ynet)
The Prime Minister’s Office will allocate up to 4.9 million shekels to commemorate the memory and legacy of former minister Rehavam Ze’evi (Gandhi). The funds will be added to the 2.5 million shekels which the PMO and Tourism Ministry have already earmarked to commemorate Ze’evi in 2012 and 2013 in a project at the Sha’ar Hagai caravansary on the road to Jerusalem. (Haaretz)