Jalisco’s Senate Passes Austerity Measures

All parties came together and were satisfied with the countless benefits the new measures would have in the state. The savings produced by the new austerity measures will be used for infrastructure, as written into the law.

The law also restricts state spending on travel, marketing, food, fuel, computers, and even office supplies in government offices.

In addition a new system is in place for citizens to hold the government accountable for spending, including a process for filing complaints on spending and an investigative process for those complaints.

Deputy Juan Jose Cuevas García said the measures were important and in the town of Puerto Vallarta, poor money management has hurt the residents.

Lawmaker Hernán Cortés Berumen emphasized that the new provisions will not impact discretionary spending for public services.

“The new measures will stop wasteful spending of public funds, superfluous and unnecessary spending is being eliminated,” said Cortés.

The measures were presented two years ago by Citizens Movement, a group that advocates for fiscal responsibility and government accountability.

The government takes money from the people and that causes pain to the people, it should be painful for the government to spend it as well, said Deputy Miguel Castro Reynoso.

Puerto Vallarta News

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