Who favors raising taxes next year?
Most of the political parties say they favor hikes, but Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu says it's not sure any increases are needed to close the budget gap.
The first task facing the government that will be formed following the January 22 election is getting cabinet and Knesset approval of the state budget for this year and next. The prime minister is expected to demand that all of the parties in the next governing coalition commit up-front to support the new budget and a new economic program.
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