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Dispute over slowed digital pact: sharp criticism of the federal states

Dispute over slowed digital pact: sharp criticism of the federal states

In the dispute between the federal government and the states over the future financing of projects such as debt digitization or housing construction, there is clear criticism of the minister presidents.

"This reveals a strange understanding of democracy," said eckhardt rehberg, budget policy spokesman for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, to the deutsche presse-agentur in berlin. The plans had been worked out and decided in the bundestag transparently. It must be ensured that the states also participate and do not misuse funds for other purposes, for example, for the expansion of daycare centers.

The 16 federal states reject a change in the basic law because they will in future always have to co-finance half of the projects supported by the federal government, such as social housing or the expansion of daycare centers. As this is a major package that requires a change in the basic law in the bundestag and bundesrat (representing the states), the digital pact is also on hold until further notice.

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Clear commitment to ice sports in hochstadt

Clear commitment to ice sports in hochstadt

With its ice stadium, hochstadt has a unique selling point in the region. Because this should remain the case in the future, the city council decided on monday evening with a large majority to build a new ice rink.

In the question of whether to renovate the over 40-year-old stadium or build a new one, the council decided by a vote of 20:4 in favor of a new building. Only andreas hanjes, norbert bechstein (both SPD), eberhard ranger (JL) and franz rabl (CSU) rejected a new ice stadium.

More than a hundred members and fans of the two hochstadt ice sports clubs ESC and HEC made an impression in the run-up to the city council meeting. They had supported the council in front of the kommunbrauhaus with a transparent "our future is in your hands buried. At the beginning of the meeting, representatives of both clubs also presented a package with 3,000 signatures from citizens of hochstadt and the surrounding area for a new stadium.

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