Bavaria has state fiscal equalization audited

Bavaria has state fiscal equalization audited

He had immediately given his ministry the task of working out a model in which the current financial equalization system would be abolished and replaced by "a kind of collection point" administered by the federal government.

Kretschmann had brought up the idea of abolishing the financial equalization system for the federal states. He had suggested that the federal government should be responsible for balancing the budget and should receive more of the joint tax revenues in return. However, even his own finance minister nils schmid (SPD) reacted skeptically. Schmid told the dpa news agency that the proposal would be "politically very difficult to implement". The transfer of fiscal equalization to the federal government, as suggested by kretschmann, would require a constitutional amendment. The bundestag and bundesrat had to agree to this.

Schmid said: "the federal principle is based on the fact that not only the federal government is responsible for the individual states, but that the states are also responsible for each other."The SPD politician is rather counting on convincing the recipient countries of the advantages of a reform of the existing financial equalization system.

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60 Jobs in hummendorf

60 jobs in hummendorf

As mayor jorg neubauer (SPD) explained at the council meeting, there had been an interested buyer for the site in the "schiefermuhle" industrial area some time ago given in hummendorf. However, the latter had not presented a concept. In the meantime, the pflege-quartier beteiligungs-gmbh had stepped in and had convinced the town hall with a conclusive concept. Since the presentation at the august meeting of the community council there had been a lot of discussion.

The mayor informed that in the meantime intensive discussions had been held with local operators. They are now working in parallel. Should none of these get on board, the builder would resort to a private operator. This would also be located in the nearby area. 60 to 70 new jobs are to be created in hummendorf.

Joint near-warmth concept

According to the mayor, the two interest groups of hummendorf and au were also brought together for a joint local heating concept. A feasibility study is currently underway. Neubauer made it clear that the municipality is not a price driver for the land price, but rather the concept is in the foreground. The first bidder had first driven the price down and now up again, which had a very negative effect on us.

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As of february, asylum seekers receive money instead of food

As of february, asylum seekers receive money instead of food

The government of lower franconia confirmed yesterday that in the future asylum seekers in the district will receive cash benefits instead of benefits in kind. In other words, instead of food parcels, people will now receive about twice as much money. Up to now, 137 euros a month have been paid out as the socio-cultural subsistence minimum for a head of household; from february, this figure will be 275 euros.

Problems with implementation
Minister-president horst seehofer had announced this step on 12. November in his government statement, responding to calls from asylum seekers and human rights organizations. Government president paul beinhofer has now decided "to switch to cash benefits as soon as possible", the word came down from wurzburg yesterday. Immediately after the expiry of the supply contracts, this will begin in february. According to the district office, this practice already exists in the new community housing in the oerlenbach suburb of ebenhausen.

Even though this fulfills a long-standing demand, there are also critics, reported johannes hardenacke, press spokesman for the government of lower franconia: "if there are no local purchasing possibilities, we will look for solutions with all those involved." The asylum social work agencies have already been informed and are to prepare the benefit recipients for the fact that they will have to buy their own food in the future. In addition, shelter, clothing and household goods continue to be provided in kind.

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This is how inclusion is lived

This is how inclusion is lived

Already for the second time praparanden of the evangelic church community maroldsweisach and people with handicap, who are employed in the workshops for adapted work (wefa) of the diakonie coburg in seblach, met in the community center "arche" in maroldsweisach.

Priest martin popp-posekardt welcomed his praparands and the guests from seblach with diplomheilpadagogin nadine lindner from the accompanying service. "We want to think and work together about what it means to be disabled, to get an insight into the problems of disabled people and to gain an understanding of their problems", said the priest. He went on to say: "disabled people live in our society, they belong to it as a matter of course."

Five people with different disabilities came from wefa to maroldsweisach to present themselves to the praparands. Already during the introductory round it could be read in the faces of the participants that they were surprised about some of the things they heard.

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Many had participated in the starry night

Many had participated in the starry night

For the carnival club "self-help ebenhausen has fulfilled a dream: the starry night could take place in the castle. The municipality, as the owner, had allowed this use. The members lent a hand to make the celebration a good one.

"The starry night is very important for us", says chairman jutta markert. "We need the proceeds to finance our youth work. Above all, the money is used to buy instruments and uniforms for the marching band." Until now the starry night took place in hennebergstrabe. "Here we were able to use the multifunctional hall. But still had to put up tents and thus spend even more time in preparation", the chairwoman adds. "Here in the castle we have it easier, especially since we don’t have to clear everything away at the end of the first day and set it up again the next day."

Since the beginning of october, children, teenagers and adults have been helping to make advent and christmas offerings. "Every friday evening we met for three hours or more to work in my father’s workshop and adjoining rooms", added jutta markert. Especially wooden goods such as stars, dwarfs, trees, deer and houses were cut, sanded, painted and decorated by the helpers. Always at the side was the chairman’s father, 80-year-old georg wahler, who is an active member of the association in body and soul.
He added: "of course I support the FCSH. I had so much fun working with the young people. I will participate as long as I can, because the children and young people are so fond of the carnival. I can only take my hat off." He had made nativity scenes and figurines. Spelt pillows, keychains, cell phone cases and an assortment of leather gloves were added to the mix.

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