29 Dec 2008

First supplementary budget for 2009 becomes law in American Samoa

6:42 am on 29 December 2008

American Samoa's Governor,Togiola Tulafono, has signed into law the first supplemental budget bill for fiscal year 2009 of 320,000 US dollars.

The bill was approved during the last special session for the 30th Legislature.

The bill provides 250-thousand dollars for a constitutional convention and 70-thousand for the inauguration of the Togiola-Faoa administration.

No date has been announced for the Constitutional Convention.

The swearing in of Governor Togiola Tulafono and Lt. Governor Faoa Ipulasi Sunia will be held on the 3rd of January.