Cabinet lists legislative priorities

Taipei--More than 40 pieces of legislation will be given priority for passage during this legislative session, led by six concerning pension reforms, a Cabinet spokesman said Thursday.

The decision was made in a meeting between Cabinet officials and leaders of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party caucus in the Legislature, Hsu Kuo-yung (???) said.

Topping the list are proposed amendments to six laws governing the retirement benefits for military personnel, public school teachers, private school teachers, civil servants and private sector workers, he said.

Others on the list are related to economic development, urban renewal, tax reforms, transitional justice, long-term care and cross-Taiwan Strait relations, according to Hsu.

He said legislation involving same-sex marriage was not included because differences between proponents and opponents of the issue have not yet been resolved.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel