Edelstein, Kahlon agree to cut down budget bills

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon agreed to remove 18 articles from the Economic Arrangements Bill Tuesday, less than a week before it and the budget are set to be submitted to the legislature.

The Economic Arrangements Bill is passed in tandem with the budget each year and outlines the basic economic policies that are meant to accompany it. It is usually very long, and often features articles that have little to do with the budget.

As such, Edelstein and Kahlon met earlier this week, with the Speaker expressing concern the Knesset will not have time to thoroughly review all of its contents, and calling to cut down the bill and have some of its parts brought to panels other than the Knesset Finance Committee.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Edelstein-Kahlon-agree-to-cut-down-budget-bills-413245

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