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Finance Committee approves state budget

Finance Committee approves state budget for 2015-2016 despite difficulties imposed by the opposition.Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2015, 12:16 AM

Barbs Fly Between Haredi and Religious Zionist MK

'I'd rather be a leftist than tied to Jewish Home,' a bitter Moshe Gafni tells Bezalel Smotrich at Finance Committee meeting.Hezki Baruch, 10/21/2015, 4:41 PM

Haredi MK: Lapid Should Go Back to Journalism

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni says Yair Lapid 'isn't worth anything' in politics.Haim Lev, 9/27/2015, 11:53 AM

Arab List to Forego Security Committee for Finance

Tibi says party willing to take financial influence instead of access to defense committee, heading off serious security concerns.Benny Moshe, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2015, 8:52 AM

Kahlon: Don't Listen to the Reporters

Kulanu chairman denies reports he gave up his demand to head Knesset's Finance Committee in favor of United Torah Judaism.Elad Benari, 3/23/2015, 3:43 AM

South Residents Disrupt Knesset Meeting

'Instead of debating 0% VAT law help us with war damages' shout residents of hard-hit south, in protest labeled by some as 'cynical.'Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/3/2014, 1:04 PM

MK Calls for End to PA Boycott of Israeli Products

PA boycott encourages global BDS movement while it still owes Israel millions in electricity bills, MK Nissan Slomiansky warns.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 2:03 PM

Lapid Pulls Funds for Judea and Samaria - Again

Yo-yo budgeting? FM pulls Housing Ministry funding, causing Jewish Home MK to rail against Finance 'circus.'Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2014, 2:59 PM

177 Million Shekels for Judea and Samaria

Leftist MKs up in arms, accuse Finance Committee of 'lacking transparency', over allocations to Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 3:14 PM

MKs Agree: ‘Draconian’ Regulation Must Stop

MKs from across the political spectrum call on Finance Minister Lapid to end ‘draconian’ approach to NGOs, yeshivas.Maayana Miskin, 11/27/2013, 1:11 PM

Finance to Defense: Buy Israeli Boots or No Budget

Finance Committee meeting determines no budget transfers to Ministry of Defense until pledge to buy Israeli boots, demands deal by weekend.Ari Yashar, 11/18/2013, 1:55 PM

MKs Threaten Financial Block over Yeshiva Budgets

Finance Committee members from Bayit Yehudi, Hatnua threaten to withhold funds over cut to money for foreign yeshiva students.Maayana Miskin, 10/8/2013, 7:33 PM

‘Lapid Taking Food from Children’s Plates’

MKs condemn, ridicule planned cut to child benefits.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 2:45 PM

Bayit Yehudi Seeks to Head Finance Committee

Coalition talks hit a snag as Likud, Yesh Atid and Bayit Yehudi all seek to head the Finance Committee. Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 7:40 PM

Netanyahu Pushes for Deficit Spending

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sought to offset reduced state revenues by setting a 3% deficit spending target.Gabe Kahn, 6/26/2012, 6:30 PM

Tax Breaks for Middle Class on the Way

The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday authorized a dramatic change in the Israeli tax code – making it more “middle-class friendly."David Lev, 11/30/2011, 10:43 PM

State, Sharon Family to Split Medical Bills

The Knesset Finance Committee has determined the Sharon family must absorb half of the costs of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's care.Gabe Kahn., 8/15/2011, 5:44 PM

Value-Added Tax To Drop 0.5%

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz has decided to reduce value-added tax (VAT) by half a percent at the beginning of 2010. The new rate will be 16%,.Malkah Fleisher, 12/30/2009, 11:42 PM

Employment Up, Car Taxes Down

Increasingly-employed Israelis will now be able to take advantage of their income by purchasing less-taxed cars.Malkah Fleisher, 11/26/2009, 8:41 AM

Bank Leumi, Survivors in Knesset

The Knesset's Finance Committee will address an ongoing conflict between Bank Leumi and the Company for the Restitution of Assets.Maayana Miskin, 7/20/2009, 5:57 PM