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Entities will present a constitutional controversy to protect renewable energy.

During the meeting of leaders this Friday, the Governors agreed to promote initiatives such as that of Tamaulipas to impose a tax on polluting companies that produce energy from fuel oil.


June 19 of the 2020

Monterrey, NL.- On behalf of the presidents that make up the Interstate Meetings COVID-19, Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca He informed that the rest of the entities grouped there, will join the constitutional controversy that Tamaulipas and Jalisco will present, before the cancellation of renewable energy production projects by the Federal Government.

"That is one of the steps we are taking because as states we have the right to care for the environment and health. And one of the instruments at our disposal to achieve this is to promote these companies that are installed in our states and that generate clean energy, "he said.

He added that the entities will also promote, as in the case of Tamaulipas, initiatives before their State Congresses to impose a tax on polluting companies that produce energy from fuel oil.

Governors Francisco García participated in the meeting Cabeza de Vaca, from Tamaulipas; Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, from Nuevo León; Miguel Riquelme Solís, from Coahuila; José Rosas Aispuro, from Durango; Silvano Aureoles Conejo, from Michoacán; José Ignacio Peralta, from Colima; Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, from Jalisco and Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo; From guanajuato; who were accompanied by a mayor of each entity.

They instructed the health secretaries of the entities to request a work meeting with the head of the Federal Health Secretariat in order to strengthen collaboration in the face of the health emergency and to assess the viability of returning to classes in August and, where appropriate, establish health protocols for a healthy return to the classroom.

They agreed to measure the economic indicators of each state based on the health emergency by COVID-19, support and strengthen Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, facilitate their access to financing, technological innovation and their migration to digital commerce platforms.

The governors of the Northeast-Pacific Alliance (Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Durango, Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco and Guanajuato) will hold a date to define a working meeting with the rest of the governors of the Bajío-Central-West Alliance (Guanajuato, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí), in order to integrate and strengthen their economies.

They read a second letter that they will address to the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in which they reiterate the urgent need for a space for dialogue between the Federal Government and the States to face the health emergency.

Finally, they presented a 12-point document, which for the consideration of the assembled governors, should be taken into account to successfully face the health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

Face the double crisis under federalist principles; redirect resources towards States and Municipalities, to respond in a timely manner to the health emergency; increase the budget for state health systems; review and adapt the Fiscal Pact to reverse regional inequalities and imbalances, in the distribution of resources of the Public Treasury.

Build, from the Federation, a long-range plan, which includes the countercyclical measures necessary to face the economic crisis; promote a broad program for the rescue of MSMEs; analyze the Universal Basic Income, as a measure that guarantees minimum welfare for the poorest.

Review and analyze, within the framework of a National Tax Convention, the taxation model in Mexico; analyze and consider unemployment insurance against the loss of formal jobs; use all the mechanisms that the Mexican State has, such as debt or opening to international organizations, to provide the country with resources; guarantee the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources; and postpone mega projects to redirect resources to address the double crisis.

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