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ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Treasurer, Ueligitone Tonumaipe’a told the House last week that tax refund checks still haven't been issued because they are still negotiating the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During a hearing on the bill to increase the...
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Magalei Logovi’i
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Magalei Logovi’i, announced at last Friday’s Senate session that a hearing set for today, Tuesday, Jan. 22, has been canceled. The two main topics that were to be discussed during the hearing included an...
Rendering of proposed new Fono Building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Agriculture Department director, Filifaatali Mike Fuiava, revealed during his department’s fiscal year 2019 budget hearing last week that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved $500,000 to American Samoa for farms damaged as a result of Tropical Storm Gita...
Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG Office of Program Planning and Budget director Catherine D. Saelua has informed senators that her office has always processed expenditures requested by the Senate, including Travel Authorization (TA) requests, but only held such requests following Tropical Cyclone...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Senate Joint Resolution giving the Fono authority to over-ride a vote by the governor, instead of the US Interior Secretary, was approved by the House last Wednesday, the last day of the 3rd Regular Session of the 35th Legislature. With the House approval, the Joint...