Dominican Republic approves 2015 budget of US$14 .3B
Santo Domingo.- After several hours of debate the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill for the 2015 Budget, of RD$630.0 billion (US$14 .3 billion), which had already passed in the Senate.
The deputies of the ruling party PLD and of the pro-government PRSC were enough to pass the legislation, which president Danilo Medina is expected to sign into law.
The bill passed 101 votes to 50, with seven abstentions.
The opposition PRM party’s 50 deputies had voted against, after having requested a RD$20.0 billion allocation to raise wages of government workers who earn the minimum salary, and RD$500.0 million for the Santo Domingo State University, UASD, among other entities.
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