BRASÍLIA – With the end of the federal government’s assistance to governors and mayors to face the covid-19, in December, the command of Chamber wants to speed up the project vote to adjust the accounts of states and municipalities from 2021 onwards. Governors asked the president of the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), that the text be voted by the 30th of this month, to allow time for approval in the Senate still in November.
With that, the so-called Mansueto Plan, as it was called the program that did not get to be voted, and enters the Pedro-Benevides Traffic – reference to the author of the project, deputy Pedro Paulo (DEM-RJ), and the rapporteur, deputy Mauro Benevides (PDT-CE). Mansueto Almeida was the secretary of National treasure who prepared the original proposal; he has already left the government.
Recently appointed rapporteur, Benevides promises to tighten the rules. He intensified conversations with the state finance secretaries; a technical meeting to close the details is scheduled for today. “I’m going to make a squeeze. It is not the Mansueto Plan. It is another plan, much closer, ”said Benevides. According to him, the idea is to present the opinion next week.
Benevides anticipated the Estadão which will set a fine of 10% on the amount of debt that is no longer paid by the State to governors who do not comply with the adjustments. “Every year there will be an evaluation. Did not comply, paid a fine in the first year. In the second year, he did not comply, he is excluded ”, he said.
The opinion will also foresee a cut of 10% of tax incentives per year for three years, totaling 30%, in addition to approval of pension reform for states that have not made the change so far. Another measure is the requirement that governors pay the expenses contracted in the same year or leave the funds in cash to be paid in the following year.
Project 101 was presented by Pedro Paulo in April after the discussion of the proposed Mansueto Plan ended up, in practice, being shelved in the wake of the approval of emergency aid for States and municipalities – which guaranteed a relief of R $ 125 billion.
The plan seeks to bring solutions to the most indebted states (Rio, Minas and Rio Grande do Sul), those who cannot obtain credit with Unity and those that failed to meet the spending ceiling, which prevents spending from growing faster than inflation. Of the 20 states that adopted the rule as a counterpart to the debt renegotiation in 2016, 11 did not comply with the rule in 2019, according to Treasury data released in August.