12 Jul 2010

American Samoa legislative session opens

7:10 am on 12 July 2010

The Fourth Session of the 31st Legislature in American Samoa opens today and the main issue for this legislative session will be the review and approval of the budget.

The 2011 fiscal budget will reflect a 2% decrease from the current fiscal year's budget.

That's been attributed to an anticipated revenue shortfall attributed to the closure of Tri Union Samoa Packing and the reduction in workforce for StarKist Samoa.

The budget for fiscal year 2011 begins October 1st.