The central government is expressing pleasure because five bills have advanced in the legislature. But they are not the tax bills Casa Presidencial so desperately seeks.
Three of the bills address technical changes in pensions.
There also is a revision of anti-drug legislation that touches on money laundering and financing of terrorism. This is No. 19.909. Another bill would reform certain sections of the criminal code against illicit enrichment by public officials and public employees. This is No. 19.904.
Lawmakers have voted to bring these measures out of committee for discussion and possible action on the assembly floor.
Among the pension measures is one that eliminates the automatic annual increase in pensions for lawmakers who served before 1990. The law now gives them automatic annual raises of 30 percent.