Move averts partial shutdown of government operations

BREAKING NEWS: Torres signs $103.M budget bill into law


Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres signed into law today, Thursday, at 3pm, the $103-million budget bill for the CNMI government’s operations for Fiscal Year 2022, averting a partial shutdown of government operations. Torres, however, announced that he line-item vetoed some provisions of the budget legislation. Combining the $103.3 million from the general fund and the $175 million allocated to the CNMI from the American Rescue Plan Act, the CNMI government will  have at its disposal a total  of $275.38 million for government operations in the new fiscal year. More details to follow.


Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at
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