This Wednesday (8), leaders of the three powers of the state of Rio de Janeiro met at Palácio Laranjeiras to discuss compliance with the obligations of the Tax Recovery Regime (RRF). The main topics discussed were the pension rules, the readjustment of expenses and the medium to long-term financial planning for Rio’s accounts.
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At the meeting, members of the Advisory Board of the Commission for Economic-Financial Monitoring and Monitoring of the RRF discussed the participation of each of the powers in the planning and monitoring process of the Tax Recovery Plan (PRF), which will be presented to the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) this Thursday (9), according to information from the newspaper The day.
“We discussed everything we’re going to face going forward. It was a very fruitful meeting. We are working together to send the RRF to the National Treasury Secretariat within the deadline, October 1st”, stated the deputy and president of Alerj, André Ceciliano (PT).
According to the president of the Court of Auditors of the State of Rio de Janeiro (TCE-RJ), the meeting expands the dialogue between the powers and allows for the discussion of reservations to the Tax Recovery Regime Plan, respecting the autonomy of each of the bodies to reach a consensus on the Recovery Plan.
“It is important that the powers walk together in implementing the plan, which has to be approved without making the state’s operation unfeasible for the next 10 years”, emphasized Rodrigo Nascimento.
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The council is formed by the presidents of Alerj, the Court of Justice (TJ-RJ), Henrique Figueira, and the State Audit Court (TCE-RJ), Rodrigo do Nascimento; in addition to the Attorney General of Justice, Luciano Mattos; the general public defender, Rodrigo Pacheco; and the State Attorney, Bruno Dubeux. Also part of the group are the secretaries of Finance, Nelson Rocha; the Civil House, Nicola Miccione; of Government, Rodrigo Bacellar, and of Planning and Management, José Luiz Zamith.
The body was created in July by the governor, Claudio Castro (PL) and meets at least once every 30 days, and, on an extraordinary basis, whenever called upon. In addition to building the PRF, the group’s main attributions include the proposal for the adoption of standards, carrying out studies and monitoring the plan’s measures.
The Tax Recovery Regime has received harsh criticism from economists for its austerity in relation to administrative and social security reforms. In a report from Brasil de Fato, economist Mauro Oddo Nogueira highlights that the measures contained in the Regime can “accentuate” the crisis in the state even more.
“If the state reduces public spending, this investment does not reach people’s pockets and this reduces the purchasing power. If you strangle the civil servant’s salary, which represents a large portion of the population anywhere in the world, and not just here, you reduce demand, reduce people’s ability to buy and affect the entire chain,” he says.
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Jaqueline Deister