Possible pay cuts for Tinian casino commissioners

Casino revenues have been falling since 2015.
Casino revenues have been falling since 2015.

A senator is proposing a salary cut and elimination of fringe benefits for the island’s casino gaming commissioners.

Northern Mariana Islands.- Senate Vice President Jude U. Hofschneider has put forward a bill that wold cut the annual salary of Tinian casino gaming commissioners from US$75,000 to US$55,000 and also eliminate some perks.

The senator argues that casino revenues have been dropping since 2015 and that this requires a change in current legislation to keep the Tinian Casino Gaming Control Commission operating.

The bill, S.L.B. 21-11, proposes pay cuts, fringe benefits and would limit commissioners’ terms to six years.

Marina Variety reports that if the bill is approved, the commissioners would still be entitled to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the completion of their duties.

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