Deputy against Verification Process (El Sol de Tijuana, 1/21/13 by Juan Guizar)

Tijuana, BC – Against formalizing a pact with municipal governments to begin vehicle verifications, Deputy Julio Felipe García Muñoz proposed rejecting the adoption of verification and questioned the lack of information from the State surrounding "who belongs in the business".

“I am not of the idea for collection control to be given to citizens which are intended for the public purse”, said the Deputy. "There should be revisions to vehicles, but not so expensive, where the State gets nothing and bajacaliforniana society gains nothing because no income is going to be reflected as a benefit for them", he added.

He warned that before PRI members who voted in favor of this measure are "prosecuted", it is necessary to check if we can even reverse this through legal means, and before "we enter into a conflict of interest with members of the same fraction, because for some reason if the deputies do so, I do not agree with them".

He considered if the carrier sector has an interest and there is concern with public protests against the measure, as they are fully entitled, as is a Guild that is doubly affected. García Muñoz said that the problem is not the review, but the cost and lack of information and status with the assignment of the concessions that in the end will be insufficient.

"There are an average of 750,000 vehicles in Baja California, with 18 centers around the State, and if they work 365 days for24 hours, there will be 41,000 vehicles per verificenter, with an impossible logistical capacity for all to be reviewed," he concluded. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2850431.htm

Important to Reduce Fuel Subsidies (El Sol de Tijuana, 1/21/13 by Rocio Galvan)

Tijuana, BC - After stating it is important to reduce the gap between domestic and international fuel prices fuels, it is also necessary to reduce subsidies for 2013 which will be 48,895,000 pesos ($3.9 million US) and in this way prevent deterioration of public finances, said the researcher, a Member of Research Economic of the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Alejandro Díaz Bautista.

Making an analysis on the impact of the price of gasoline and increases this year, he pointed out that according to the national survey of income expenditures in 2010, members in the lower income population received 1.6 million pesos ($125,000 US) in subsidies, while the 10% of the households in the highest income group received 30% of the subsidies. Díaz Bautista emphasized that one of the most important economic objectives for this year should be more progressive spending that economically benefits the most vulnerable sectors of the population.

He said that the 48,895,000 pesos ($3.9 million US) subsidy for gasoline is a significant reduction with respect to the 200 million pesos ($15.9 million US) which was estimated in 2012, which equals a reduction of 77% regarding the amount for 2012. This was described as an important step forward, but it is necessary work in this aspect, he emphasized. http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetijuana/notas/n2850481.htm

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