First Netanyahu offered outgoing Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon the Finance portfolio, but he declined, say Likud sources.
Business owners whose actions cause the public monetary losses must bear personal responsibility for the damage and reparations, says Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.
NGO to issue incoming MKs a guidebook so they won't become 'easy prey for inaccurate data and spin tactics.'
PM earned less than chief actuary, IEC emergency worker more than his CEO.
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin promises to tighten regulation on the work of the lobbyists at the Knesset after the election.
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.
Salaries tied to CPI should rise by about 1.4%, wages tied to average wage will rise about 3%.
Central bank figures show property speculators piling into housing market
Committee also approves an across the board cut in government spending of NIS 740 million for 2012.
But unions will fight, and some economists see no need to take them on.