STANDARD PRACTICE: The KMT’s proposal to cut the assets committee’s budget by half was opposed by the DPP and would be discussed in a plenary session today
Date: Jan 09, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Lawmakers yesterday reduced the central government’s general budget for fiscal year
2019 by 1.19 percent, or NT$24 billion (US$778.31 million).
The general budget earmarked for this year is NT$2.2 trillion.
Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) on Monday called a round of cross-caucus negotiations over the budget, which continued past midnight.
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus secretary-general William Tseng (曾銘宗) suggested that the amount trimmed from the budget — a standard practice during budget reviews — should be larger than the average of the amount cut over the past three years.