The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) is submitting a draft proposal requesting that the government maintain the cap on energy costs for local governments. Deputy DK leader Erzsébet Gy Németh noted at an online press briefing that the utility price scheme had been expanded to small companies and local authorities during the coronavirus pandemic. The financial situation of local governments has stayed the same after the expiration of the special legal order imposed in response to the pandemic, she said. Ahead of the elections [in April], “the government spent money as if there was no tomorrow,” she said. “Now, the coffers are empty and Hungarians, families, local governments and small companies will pay the price,” she added.