Full agendas and some critical issues face the members of the new government who took over their ministries on Sunday. Here's an overview of the tasks facing them.
Health – Ya'acov Litzman: Launch the reform in mental health; give content to the nursing reform plan and get it passed by the Knesset; appoint a managing director for Hadassah Medical Center and ensure its rehabilitation; work towards shortening lines in public health clinics.
Education – NaftaIi Bennett: Reduce the number of children in school and kindergarten classes; organize the ultra-Orthodox school system and core curriculum studies; turn contract teachers into employees; include children with special learning requirements in the educational system; reduce or cancel parent fees and implement the long school day program; increase the number of matriculation candidates.
Finance – Moshe Kahlon: Reduce poverty and social gaps; finalize the bi-annual state budget (2015-2016) and get it passed in the government and Knesset; choose and appoint a new leadership team in the Treasury; solve the housing crisis; et a multi-year framework for the defense budget.
Housing and Construction – Yoav Galant: Increase the pace of building through sanctions and inducements; increase trained manpower in the construction sector; standardize the private rental market via legislation; increase opportunities for long-term rentals and increase the available stock of public housing.
Transport – Israel Katz: Implement a national plan for road safety; implement a light rail system in Tel Aviv; find a solution for traffic congestion on the Ayalon Highway; expand Jerusalem's light rail network; look into public transport on Saturdays.
Economy – Aryeh Dery: Reduce the cost of living, among other things by means of imports, local competition and reducing the impact of the Bureau of Standards; strengthen small and medium-sized businesses by means of R&D and support for exports: get professional and technical education included in the education system; improve the enforcement of labor laws.
Justice – Ayelet Shaked: Solve the labor dispute with prosecutors over improved work conditions; examine the work of the audit commission responsible for the prosecutors and improve it; build a relationship of trust with the president of the Supreme Court; promote legislation for improving economic competition for consumer credit, reducing the cost of living and lowering the cost of housing.
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