Special Sessions Scheduled for U.S. Virgin Islands - State and Federal Communications

October 22, 2018  •  

Special Sessions Scheduled for U.S. Virgin Islands

Lawmakers scheduled a special session for Wednesday, October 24. The special session is regarding an initiative seeking to split the territory into five districts on the November ballot.

The Legislature must either accept, reject, or propose an alternative by October 31 for the measure to be included in the general election or a special election must be held within 90 days.

Gov. Kenneth Mapp also called a special session for Friday, October 26 to consider a proposal for free college tuition.

The proposal would provide $3 million from the Internal Revenue Matching Fund and pay tuition for students at the University of the Virgin Islands starting the fall of 2019.

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