SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Investments by the São Paulo government decreased 26 percent in the first six months of João Doria's administration and hit their lowest since 2012.

Despite the campaign's pledge to intensify the privatization of the transportation sector to invest further in education, health, and safety, 84 percent of the R$2.72 billion (US$ 688 million) invested by the governor between January and June was used for road, rail and subway works.

A survey carried out by the Estado newspaper on the Finance Secretariat's budget implementation system shows that the amount of . . .

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