Other measures recently floated by the regions include increased fees for masters degrees and making college tuition more expensive for students who choose to pursue higher education outside their home regions.
"We're going to see things happening in health and education in reducing the services and increasing some of the costs," Moreno said. "You have to get those millions of euros somewhere. It's a very straightforward way to do it, but it hurts the economy by hurting consumption."
Associated Press writers Jorge Sainz, Frances D'Emilio and Gabriele Steinhauser contributed from Madrid, Rome and Brussels.