With an investment of R $ 420 million, the measure should benefit 1.2 million people in the city of São Paulo
A São Paulo City Council approved in the first round the extension of the basic income emergency. Bill 55/2021 was sent by the mayor Bruno Covas and passed the first vote with 50 votes from 55 councilors. The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), Xexéu Tripoli, reinforces that the value of R $ 100 reais it’s possible. “We would like it to have an aid of one thousand reais, to extend this aid beyond the end of the pandemic, because when the pandemic ends, in the sense of vaccinating the entire population, we will still have a lot of problems. So that would be everyone’s wish. But between what we want to do and what we can do there is a huge gap. ”
In contrast, the Socialism and Freedom Party (PSOL) advocates a benefit of R$ 350 and the Labor Party (PT) wants to extend the term three months, as councilor Alfredinho explains. “The emergency income has to last until the pandemic period, according to which we think it has to increase the number of beneficiaries”, he stressed. In all, the measure will benefit 1.2 million people, with an investment of R $ 420 million. The project still needs to go through the second discussion in the House, scheduled to happen on February 23. In the political field, the São Paulo Legislative elected the presidents of the permanent commissions and, of the seven, the PSDB and PT, the largest benches, had two presidencies. The toucans will command the Constitution and Justice and Public Administration. The Workers’ Party (PT) will preside over Finance and Transport.
* With reporter information Marcelo Mattos