The rector of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), Ricardo Villanueva, regretted the approval of the state budget for expenditures without the requested increase. In a message on social networks, he reproached the determination of the majority of the legislators.
The UdeG asked for 10% more in its spending, but the endorsed only considered 3.8% growth.
“I was hoping that reason would prevail, but it was not like that: today (yesterday) at 04:15 am, behind the backs of the citizens, making agreements in the dark and denying support for the University as a bargaining chip, consummated the outrage.
This Legislature opens as a submitted Legislature, which puts the whims of a single man above the common good ”.
For its part, the governor of Jalisco recognized the 36 legislators from MC, Morena, PAN, PRI, Futuro and Verde who endorsed his budget proposal with almost no modifications.
“The Legislative is the best example that in Jalisco we are fundamentally united and working beyond colors and parties. My recognition for being an example as a space for dialogue and construction of agreements ”, he wrote.
In addition, the budget “punishes” agencies such as the Transparency Institute (Itei), the Jalisco State Commission for Human Rights (CEDHJ) or the Judiciary. Other affected agencies are the Secretariat of the Social Assistance System and the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes.
The expenditure budget includes an expense of 137 thousand 286 million pesos (MDP).
The modifications made in Congress were 255.1 million pesos of reallocation between items and an expansion of 167.4 million pesos of “savings” reported by the state administration that were not included in the original initiative.
In addition to denying the budget increase requested by the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), the budget approved by the Jalisco Congress “punishes” other agencies that either had no increase or cut them.
The Transparency Institute (Itei) asked the deputies for an increase of 12 million pesos (MDP) that was not granted.
Cynthia Cantero Pacheco, head of the agency, explained that its irreducible spending has not grown since 2018, although the Institute was given obligations on personal data protection, anti-corruption, files and document management.
“We have the capacity to evaluate one hundred obligated subjects and there are 549. It is necessary to recognize the new powers of the Institute,” he said.
In the case of the Jalisco State Human Rights Commission (CEDHJ), it requested an additional bag of 10 million that was not approved. His budget was 153 million pesos.
The resources denied were intended to be used for the mechanism of attention to cases of torture, for the area of victims and people living with a disability.
For the operation of the new labor courts, the Judicial Power required 225 million pesos, but as endorsed by the deputies, only 62 million were labeled in the Council of the Judiciary for that project.
Another punished agency is the Secretariat of the Social Assistance System, which will have a cut of 156.9 million in its spending. The Special Prosecutor’s Office in Electoral Crimes decreased 1.2 million in their spending.
137 thousand 286 million pesos
It is the budget amount for 2022
They anticipate a challenge for cut
The cut of 100.1 million pesos to the state prerogatives of political parties will end in courts, because it violates the law, said Ernesto Gutiérrez Guízar, president of the Hagamos party.
He asserted that the legislators who approved the reduction overreached, since they did not respect the formulas established in the state Constitution.
“This is going to end up in court. What was approved is insufficient for the Electoral Institute to comply with what the law mandates to deliver to the parties. Congress has exceeded its functions and that any court is going to throw it back, “he said.
Deputy Susana de la Rosa, state president of Futuro, He maintained that he agrees to avoid excessive budgets, but warned that the cut was not discussed at the working table that they held with the state government.
“The measure was not discussed and I dare say that it lacks serious planning. I am sure that no one is clear about the implications of this adjustment, or in what way the Electoral Institute will be able to solve this. This decision instead of solving it can generate an even more complex situation ”, he explained.
In contrast, the Emecist legislator, Lourdes Celenia Contreras, defended the cut to the parties.