9 Jan 2008

CNMI senate puts budget on hold

3:38 pm on 9 January 2008

The Senate in the Northern Marianas Islands is deferring action on the fiscal year 2008 budget until the new Legislature assumes office next week.

The Saipan tribune reports that Floor Leader Felix Mendiola says the senators have agreed to delay the budget until after they all come back for the 16th Legislature.

He says there are too many issues that need to be discussed, and not enough time during this term.