Ulf Kristersson, the party's leader, said "the core state's basic functions must start to work in Sweden."
The money would go towards police, defense, schools and care, and it would include SEK 20 billion for municipalities. The main government party, the Social Democrats, have also promised 20 billion in state funds to the municipalities, but the Moderates want to make half of this funding contingent on whether the municipalitie fulfill certain criteria. "We can't stuff resources into a black hole," said Kristersson.
In order to get the "conditional" portion of the state funds, municipalities would need to keep costs for social benefits down. Another condition would concern Swedish language for newcomers and immigrants. The party's economic-political spokesperson, Elisabeth Svantesson, said, "We want to raise the requirements when it comes to language. Here, more municipalities need to do more."
TT / Swedish Radio News