Tourism allows CNMI record budget

10:49 am on 29 September 2017

Increased tourist arrivals and a recovering economy have led to a record budget in the Northern Marianas.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas.

Saipan in the Northern Marianas. Photo: Supplied

The budget of $US213 million dollars is the largest in CNMI's history.

The budget's enactment came just three days before the end of the fiscal year and prevented a partial government shutdown.

The governor, Ralph Torres, said the government aimed to create more jobs, issue back pay for public servants, hike salaries and increase the minimum wage.

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