City Councilmen in Minas Approve Eighty Percent Reduction of Their Salaries

The approved bill further calls for the reduction of 50 percent of the salary of the mayor and 20 percent of the pay for municipal cabinet members.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - City Councilmen in the town of Arcos, Minas Gerais, approved a bill this week that reduces the salaries of the Municipal Legislature by 80 percent, starting in 2020.

The measure reduces the pay of the city parliamentarians from R$6,149 to R$1,229. The text further provides that the measure will be in effect until December 2024.

Another ruling, also approved by the Arcos city council last Monday, stipulates that the salary of the mayor, which is currently R$24,000, will be reduced by 50 percent, and that . . .

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