Saturday, April 22, 2006

Virgin Island Legislature OKs $16.7 million in spending

By MEGAN POINSKI Friday, April 21st 2006 Virgin Island Daily News
ST. THOMAS - The 26th Legislature spent the greater part of Thursday passing a $13.4 million supplemental budget bill - and adding 31 amendments to it that appropriate $3.3 million more, for a total of $16.7 million, and making several policy changes.
In the end, the Senate passed $66.3 million in spending, nearly $10 million more than Turnbull more than Turnbull's original request.
Expenditures in the bill -Â coming from the General Fund unless noted otherwise -Â include:
$60,000 for Bright Spark Inc. to host a cross-cultural exchange with the African Hebrew Israelites focusing on education, history, family life, religion and entertainment.