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Governor announces state budget for 2023 will have historic social program spending

Chetumal, Q.R. — With a reduction in bureaucratic spending, advertising spending and the redirection of 2 billion peso to social spending, the state will have the largest social budget in its history.

On Wednesday, Governor Marz Lezama Espinosa presented the state budget for the year 2023, which, she says, will have the highest spending on social programs in the history of Quintana Roo.

The budget considers an amount of 41.8 billion peso. The budget will see a reduction in advertising spending by 30%, cutting privileges to high bureaucracy by 10%, merging agencies to reduce administrative expenses and the redirection of 2 billion peso for social programs, as well as the creation of funds to address social development, health, security and tourism promotion.

Mara Lezama stressed that as promised in the campaign, this new government is advancing in building a state with healthy finances and social well-being, which implies leaving behind inefficiencies, slimming down the government so that it can keep pace with social demands, ordering spending, strengthen income and comply with the Financial Discipline Law.

Areas that will be strengthened include social policy, care for women and public security as part of a comprehensive vision, which will serve as the basis for the reconstruction of the social fabric that promotes peace and democracy in Quintana Roo.

Mara Lezama emphasized that today, the commitment to meet the demands of the people promoting development and economic growth with shared prosperity is endorsed.

“Growth, yes, but that the benefits are transferred to the improvement of the living conditions of the people of Quintana Roo,” she stressed.