OBSTRUCTION:KMT lawmakers demanded that 10 public hearings be held on the ‘Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project,’ before it was agreed to hold six
Date: Apr 01, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday morning occupied the
legislative speaker’s podium to protest the Cabinet’s NT$880 billion (US$29 billion) budget proposal for the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project,” calling for 10 public hearings to be held before the proposal is reviewed, which a cross-caucus negotiation in the afternoon cut to six.
The legislature’s question-and-answer session ended on Tuesday and lawmakers yesterday started reading bills, with the Cabinet’s budget proposal for the infrastructure project one of the bills to be referred to legislative committee.
KMT lawmakers, clad in caucus uniforms, obstructed the proceedings by occupying the legislative speaker’s podium and shouting criticism of the project, demanding that at least 10 public hearings be held before the proposal is reviewed by six of the eight legislative committees. [FULL STORY]