Mainz (dpa / lrs) - An alliance of trade unions, local government associations and employers is campaigning for equal living conditions in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The alliance partners presented their appeal to the new state government online today.

They want to make specific proposals to improve the financial situation of the municipal budgets.

The initiator of the alliance is the DGB.

It is also supported by the District Association, the Association of Cities, the Association of Municipalities and Cities, the Chambers of Crafts and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The SPD, Greens and FDP are currently negotiating a new version of the traffic light coalition.

According to the State Statistical Office, the tax revenues of cities, municipalities and districts in Rhineland-Palatinate fell again in 2020 for the first time since the financial crisis of 2009.

They fell by 5.9 percent to 4.62 billion euros.

Thanks to transfers from the federal and state governments, the municipalities were nevertheless able to generate an income surplus of 203 million euros.

There were, however, considerable differences: a third of the independent cities received more money than was spent.

The other two thirds, on the other hand, closed with a negative balance.


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