BRASILIA Dec 14 Brazil's Congress could vote
before the end of the year on a bill allowing states to suspend
payments to the federal government through a "fiscal recovery"
process, as part of a wider bill renegotiating state debts,
Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday.
Meirelles said that the Finance Ministry is working with the
Planning Ministry and the central bank to announce fresh
economic measures amid a deepening recession. The central bank
is likely to announce new measures next week, he said.
(Reporting by Cesar Raizer; editing by Grant McCool)