More Cuts, Handouts Revealed as Knesset Budget Debate Starts

Cabinet backs spending cut, zero-VAT on public transportation; treasury details for the first time list of budget handouts needed to win lawmakers' backing.

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A day before the Knesset was slated to begin three days of deliberations on the 2016 budget, the cabinet agreed to another across-the-board spending cut and 11th-hour handout of extra 290 million shekels in...