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The PP requires the Zapatero government's reform of local finance (29/01/2009)

The president of New Generation in Totana, Josefa María Sánchez Méndez, central government has demanded the immediate reform of local financing in all municipalities in the Region and beyond, since the autonomous region can not bear all costs Consistory of Murcia.

In this regard, Sánchez Méndez, explained that during the celebration of the municipal council of Totana on Tuesday, the Socialist Party filed a motion urging the Government to equate regional funding that the State has undertaken through the Fund Local Investment.

Sánchez Méndez stated that since the Popular Party in Totana supports this proposal, but it is impossible to equate the regional government aid to those granted by the central government, since state revenues are "infinitely greater" than those of the Community of Murcia.

To this is added, the Zapatero government does not take into account the existing regional funding to more than 300,000 new Murcia, since in a few years has gone from one million to almost 1,400,000.

The president of New Generation has indicated that the economic situation has led the country suffers from that all local authorities to close the fiscal 2008 deficit.

In this term, according to Sanchez Mendez, looked like he was going to bet from the central government for local funding, and despite two commissions were formed by representatives of the Government and municipalities to negotiate the basis of the new model, since last September every effort has been aimed at the regional financing.

Since PP, according to Sanchez Mendez stressed, it is expected that the Government did not think the improvement of local funding has already materialized with the 8,000 euros Local Investment Fund.

According to the president of New Generation, this is not the solution of local funding, because they are measures that do not fix the problem or social spending or the current.

Thus, Sanchez Mendez said that climate change is necessary to increase local funding by the state in proportion to the regional equivalent, the creation of a Guarantee Fund Municipal Public Services and the State

Meanwhile, in the words of Sanchez Mendez, the technical and policy committee spent months paralyzed, the National Commission of Local Government is not convened since last July, the Local Finance Committee from November 3 also meets, in addition, Executive Committee of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces scheduled for January 27, which would go Solbes Minister to explain the funding system does not include any point dedicated to local financing.

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