The Northern Marianas legislature has once again failed to pass a budget, meaning the Government shutdown continues.
More than 1,400 government employees considered non-essential will still not be able to report to work today, until a budget is passed.
On Saturday night, the House passed a new budget bill that still contains a 16-hour work cut and 13 unpaid holidays but with a sharp cut in the House and Senate leadership account.
About an hour later, the Senate passed a substitute bill that still has an eight-hour cut and 10 unpaid holidays.
This brought the Legislature almost back to where it started on the $132 million spending measure.