The local administrations will have as incomes on 2019 at least at the level of 2018, on Wednesday said the Social Democrats' leader Liviu Dragnea, at the end of a meeting with the representatives of the Municipalities' Associations in Romania.
According to him, the funds allocated at national level for the local administrations will record in 2019 a 27pct growth.
"In the talks I had with the gov't's representatives in the past days and with other colleagues in the Parliament, with president Tariceanu (leader of the co-ruling Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, ed. n.) I have been reassured by the gov't that the local administrations will have at least the budgets they had in 2018 and a great deal of the mayoralties will have even higher incomes, in addition with the spending included from the payment of the caretakers of the disabled persons, and as for the counties and the communes, the incomes will be substantially higher. It is a 27pct increase all in all for the local administration from quotas broken from the income tax and from the VAT, to come to the local administration compared to the previous years," Liviu Dragnea asserted.
According to the PSD leader, the broken quota from the income tax for the local administrations will grow to 60pct and gave assurances that the gov't will allocate funds for all mayoralties or county councils that could not cover their spending.