4 Sep 2010

CNMI Senate rejects casino bill

10:48 am on 4 September 2010

The Northern Marianas Senate has killed the House Speaker Froilan Tenorio's bill allowing casino operations on Saipan, three years after voters rejected the same proposal.

Seven of the eight senators present in yesterday's session held on Tinian voted "no" to House Bill 17-55, House Substitute 1.

When Senate President Paul Manglona read the results of the voting on the casino bill, 7-0, with one abstention, a crowd opposed to the bill erupted in cheers.