Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

A federal management board that oversees Puerto Rico’s funds has authorized a $12.7 billion basic fund price range that accommodates will increase for lecturers, judicial staff and the U.S. territory’s public college

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A federal management board that oversees Puerto Rico’s funds on Friday authorized a $12.7 billion basic fund price range that accommodates will increase for lecturers, judicial staff and the U.S. territory’s public college.

It’s the largest price range authorized within the island’s historical past.

The majority of the funds, $2.6 billion, will go towards training, adopted by $1.2 billion for public security, $600 million for the College of Puerto Rico and $555 million for the island’s well being division.

The approval comes after last-minute debates threatened to derail the proposed price range, which is barely greater than final 12 months’s $12.4 billion price range.

The brand new price range was beforehand authorized by Puerto Rico’s legislature and governor on Thursday and goes into impact on July 1.

It’s the third balanced price range for Puerto Rico, which officers say helps the island return to the capital markets after rising final 12 months from the most important U.S. municipal chapter in historical past.

If a fourth balanced price range is authorized subsequent 12 months, that may mark the top of the federal management board, which was created by U.S. Congress.



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