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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Ending of budget filibuster in sight

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... vouchers subsidy, a medical allowance for elderly people and an extra allowance for social security recipients, could be delayed by the filibuster. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519109/ending-budget-filibuster-sight
  2. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Jasper Tsang moves to end budget filibuster saga on Friday night

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:45pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Tsang calls end to budget filibuster A marathon debate among lawmakers on the budget will be wrapped up tomorrow night, after the Legislative Council president yesterday imposed a time cap to end the filibustering. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing also set a June 4 target for Legco to finish examining the budget bill so that the wheels of government could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517199/jasper-tsang-moves-end-budget-filibuster-saga-friday-night
  3. Comment - Letters

    Use threat of Legco seat loss to curb budget filibusters

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... Use threat of Legco seat loss to curb budget filibusters The abortive Legislative Council session on Wednesday was well within public expectations. As your editorial (" Budget filibusters serve no purpose ", April 25) pointed out, public concern is growing over a disturbing event affecting the Hong Kong community. You describe the current filibusters as "tiring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1502033/use-threat-legco-seat-loss-curb-budget-filibusters
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang tells filibuster lawmakers to end 'farce'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Finance chief's blog says public is annoyed at tactic to hold up approval of budget Tsang tells filibuster lawmakers to end 'farce' Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has an angry message for the lawmakers whose filibuster is holding up the budget bill: "go away" and stop the "farce". In a posting on his blog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515081/john-tsang-tells-filibuster-lawmakers-end-farce
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief plans moves to cut short budget filibuster effort

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... filibuster moves Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is set to announce fresh moves today to curb a marathon filibuster on the government budget that threatens to cut off ... bill as they demand a universal pension and cash handouts for the public. Tsang's comments came after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying condemned the filibuster and called on the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516653/legco-chief-plans-moves-cut-short-budget-filibuster-effort
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No reason yet to end 50-hour filibuster, says Legco president

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Tolerance for filibuster, 50 hours into debate He has spent about 50 hours listening to debate over the budget bill, but Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he needs "a better reason" to end the filibustering. Lawmakers have been vetting the bill since April 30, but it is still only on the third of five sections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1514546/no-reason-yet-end-50-hour-filibuster-says-legco-president
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Legco and Hospital Authority funding to be suspended due to filibuster

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55pm by Tanna Chong, Cheung Chi-fai and Tony Cheung

    ... Tanna Chong, Cheung Chi-fai and Tony Cheung Financial secretary says administration is facing problems paying its expenses beyond May in light of budget filibuster Legco, Hospital ... of the ongoing filibuster of the budget bill, the financial secretary said yesterday. Speaking after talks with top civil servants, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512694/government-suspend-hospital-authority-funding-june
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Plan to restrict lawmakers filibustering

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Lawmakers could be restricted to just one amendment per discussion item in bid to cut the filibustering delaying government projects Is it time to stop the time wasting? Lawmakers could be restricted to just one amendment per discussion item under a plan to counter the filibustering that is delaying funding applications for government projects. Ng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1513770/plan-restrict-lawmakers-filibustering
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Filibustering lawmakers behind a budget impasse say city's fiscal crisis is a government bogeyman Glass half empty, glass half full Hong Kong is on the brink of paralysis as the government struggles to get its budget passed by lawmakers this month. Government operations and services will be suspended if a filibuster is prolonged by lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515023/filibustering-lawmakers-say-fiscal-crisis-government-bogeyman
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jasper Tsang warns of 'fiscal cliff' if budget filibuster drags on

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Tanna Chong and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Tanna Chong and Ng Kang-chung Tsang warns filibuster heading to a 'fiscal cliff' Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing yesterday warned of a "fiscal cliff" if the budget debate filibuster drags on. "Both members and the government should clearly know the implications of a prolonged debate," Tsang said. "The government should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511558/jasper-tsang-warns-fiscal-cliff-if-budget-filibuster-drags

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