1 Sep 2014

House rejects Senate budget bill in CNMI

10:17 am on 1 September 2014

The House of Representatives in the Northern Marianas has rejected the Senate's version of the $US134.33-million budget for fiscal year 2015.

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The rejection will now trigger a conference committee where both chambers of the Legislature will appoint members who will then try to resolve their respective issues on the budget bill.

The House rejected the Senate-amended budget bill over an unconstitutional provision, salary increases, and advance quarterly allotments, among other things.

Without a timely passed budget that is signed by Governor Eloy Inos by the 1st of Octboer, the government would have another partial shutdown.