The sanction by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) of the bill that establishes a ceiling for the Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) on fuels, with a series of vetoes, and the estimate of the possible impact on the economy of the Northeast that a increase of Auxílio Brasil from R$ 400 to R$ 600 would provoke, are among the highlights of this Friday (24).
Bolsonaro sanctions reduction of ICMS on fuels with vetoes to guarantee to Fundeb
The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), sanctioned this Thursday (23) the bill that establishes a ceiling for the Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) on fuels, with a series of vetoes to the tax model. financial compensation to states due to tax rate limitation.
One of the vetoes that should cause the most reaction from the National Congress is the passage that guarantees the minimum constitutional transfer of resources to education, health and the Fund for the Maintenance and Development of Basic Education and for the Valorization of Education Professionals (Fundeb) compared to with the situation in force before the law.
The project approved by Congress provided that the Union would compensate the other entities of the Federation so that these constitutional minimums would have the same resources as before. It also provided that the states, the Federal District and the municipalities benefiting from the financial compensation by the Union should maintain the proportional execution of these minimum constitutional expenses.
Increase in Aid Brazil may inject another R$ 10 billion into the economy of the Northeast
An eventual increase from BRL 400 to BRL 600 in Auxílio Brasil by the end of this year, as envisaged by the federal government, could represent the additional circulation of more than BRL 10 billion in the economies of municipalities in the Northeast. The estimate was made at the request of the CNN by the professor of Economics at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Ecio Costa, and by P³ Inteligência, which estimates a fiscal impact of almost R$ 22 billion if the measure is implemented.
According to the study, 47% of the resources of the income transfer program are destined to beneficiaries in the Northeast. According to the economist’s calculations based on payments made between January and May, Auxílio Brasil would inject R$41.4 billion in the region by the end of the year – with the eventual increase in the benefit, the figure would rise to R$51.8 billion.
Bolsonaro says he “exaggerated” when he said he “put his face on fire” by Milton Ribeiro
President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) said this Thursday (23) that he “exaggerated” when he said, in March, that he would put “his face in the fire” for his then Minister of Education, Milton Ribeiro, who was preventively arrested on Wednesday (23). 22), on suspicion of influence peddling and passive corruption when he was in charge of the portfolio.
In live, Bolsonaro said, however, that he continues to believe in Ribeiro’s innocence and said that there was no materiality for the arrest request.
“Yesterday, we had the arrest of former Education Minister Milton. I said back there that I would put my face on fire for him. I exaggerated, but I put my hand in the fire for Milton, as I do for all my ministers. Because from what I know of them, the experience, hardly anyone will commit an act of corruption.”
Bolsonaro says “girl and baby were victims” in the case of SC
The president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) spoke this Thursday (23) about the case of an 11-year-old girl who was the victim of rape in Santa Catarina and ended up getting pregnant.
“The only certainty about the tragedy of the 7-month pregnant girl is that both she and the baby were victims, innocent souls, lives that should not pay for what they are not guilty of, but be protected from the environment they live in, from the pain of trauma and from the malignant harassment of pro-abortion groups”, wrote the chief executive on his social networks.
“We know that this is a sensitive case, but taking an innocent life, in addition to violating the fundamental right of every human being, does not heal wounds or do justice to anyone, on the contrary, abortion only exacerbates this tragedy! There will always be other paths,” Bolsonaro continued.
São Paulo beats Palmeiras in the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil
Thanks to a goal by Patrick, São Paulo defeated Palmeiras 1-0, on Thursday night (23) at Morumbi Stadium, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil.
With the victory, Tricolor has a small advantage for the return match (on July 14 at Allianz Parque), qualifying with a draw.
Verdão has to seek to win by two goals difference to guarantee the spot in the 90 minutes. In case of victory by only one goal, the spot will be decided in the penalty shootout.
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Source: CNN Brasil