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What to expect from Jair Bolsonaro’s first budget?

What to expect from Jair Bolsonaro’s first budget?

As Congress resumes its activities this week, all eyes will be turned to the developments around the pension reform. But, as we mentioned in our August 3 Weekly Report, the bill will not be the only one in the spotlights for the remainder of 2019 in the Legislative branch. Besides a tax reform and other major sectoral laws—such as one establishing a new legal framework for basic sanitation—members of Congress will also have their plates full with the 2020 budget, the first to be submitted under president Jair Bolsonaro’s administration. 

On August 7, Congress will take an...

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