Puerto Rico’s governor unveils budget priorities amid crisis

first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s new governor says that modernizing government services, repairing roads and increasing the salaries of certain public workers are among the priorities in the U.S. territory’s proposed $10.7 billion budget. One of the largest investments _ $127 million _ is slated for the island’s Department of Transportation and Public Works for the maintenance and paving of roads that have severely deteriorated in many parts of the island. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said Wednesday that he also is allocating $50 million to increase the salaries of an unspecified number of government employees that he says are below the average range.last_img

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