Nation’s budget goes to floor of legislature

A legislative committee Tuesday sent to the full Asamblea Legislativa the nation’s 2011 budget of 5.5 trillion colons or $10.9 billion. The budget is 16 percent higher than the current one with the bulk of the added expenses to finance social programs.

Most discussion in the Comisión Permanente de Asuntos Hacendarios revolved around motions presented by opposition party members. Most were rejected.

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