Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday night voted to uphold the presidential veto of a costly salary hike for judges and other judicial workers. Earlier this year, President Dilma Rousseff vetoed a bill that would have granted a 78% salary hike to the judical branch. According to the administration, the salary hike would have cost taxpayers nearly R$7 billion per year. The President vetoed the bill as part of her emergency fiscal austerity program. The government is attempting to fight down rising deficits. The deficits are underpinning 10% inflation and have led to credit rating downgrades.
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