KS congratulations to the four the government parties that they came in the goal in the negotiations. We think, nevertheless, they should clear it without having to weaken the local selvstyret the even rates as high as in the declaration.
In the regjeringserklæringen write the government that it will "reduce government micromanagement and bureaucracy, and decentralize more power and authority to local communities and their elected officials."Gunn Marit Helgesen. Show more
KS are happy that the government is so clear on this. But the joy gets weakened when we come further from the viljeserklæringer and over to the practical and specific measures, the government actually will do.
Where we read that the "r egjeringen will (...) Reduce the eiendomsskattesatsen with one further promilleenhet for homes and holiday homes from 5 to 4 per thousand."
This is the opposite of what the government claims it wants to do, namely, to strengthen the municipal selvstyret. This is to reduce the kommunesektorens freedom, and self-determination without the necessary maneuverability is pointless.
the property tax is the only income of the municipalities even have the opportunity to regulate. To reduce the municipalities ' right to print this tax, is to increase the already extensive state detaljstyringen.Reprove government's numeracy piece: Jensen, "forget" two billion
It is a little sad for our political system that the four coalition parties, in a, in and of itself commendable, the process of give and take in negotiations, it makes fundamental changes that all the parties in Parliament and in the government, with one exception, actually, is strongly opposed.
This is a question of democracy.
Every party can go to options to remove or reduce the property tax in a municipality. The voters – the citizens – who believe that it is important enough, want to support it or the parties that prioritizes it. To let voters in individual municipalities to decide this, is to take lokaldemokratiet seriously. To sit in the forhandlingsrom on Hadeland, or in the Parliament and decide that this should not the voters have to mean something though, it is not.
coalition parties have now through two settlement, first under budsjettforhandlingene in the fall and now during the regjeringsforhandlingene, reduced the municipalities ' revenues by almost a billion. Anyone who knows the economic challenges in the municipalities, know that this is income that must be compensated.Services to the citizens – not "transfers to municipalities" Debate
to Put it another way: We can state that the coalition parties now has negotiated away much of the municipalities ' scope of action without it costing them or the state a dime. We have not registered a proposal to compensate for these revenues. It will be able to go out of the efforts of the school, kindergarten, nursing care and other essential welfare services.
Therefore, this is a pity for the inhabitants, and it is a pity for democracy.