Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:02 am
USVI to reinstate govt wages after 8 percent cut
The Associated Press
Shawn-Michael Malone said late Friday that legislators were able to balance the budget through other measures including a 3 percent cut to all government agencies.
Public workers had filed a lawsuit to block the salary cut, but a U.S. federal judge dismissed the case last year, saying the cuts were necessary and unavoidable.
The U.S. territory is facing a nearly $24 million shortfall.