13 Sep 2013

CNMI Senate and House reach compromise on 2013 budget

11:03 am on 13 September 2013

The Senate and the House of representatives in the Northern Marianas have reached a compromise on a budget of 123 point 4 million US dollars.

It now awaits the signature of the governor, Eloy Inos, next Tuesday.

The new fiscal year begins on October the 1st.

It has been considered the smoothest budget process at the Legislature since 2010 after a deadlock in 2011 between the House and Senate resulted in a partial government shutdown with workers unpaid for days.