Knesset committee approves budget delay bill for first vote

The Knesset House Committee approves a bill to briefly delay the upcoming state budget deadline and avoid going to new elections.

The bill — which requires three votes — will go up for its first vote in the plenum later this evening, according to Hebrew media reports.

It would delay the deadline to pass a budget for this year from December 23 to December 31. The deadline for approving a budget covering 2021 would be January 5.