SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Ricoâ€™s governor announced Thursday that his administration will sue a federal control board to resolve a disagreement over two competing budgets that aim to pull the U.S. territory out of an 11-year recession.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello said he is seeking an injunction to stop the board from imposing an $8.76 billion budget that contains various austerity measures, and he accused it of trying to dictate the islandâ€™s public policy.
â€śOur north will always be to defend the most vulnerable in all forums,â€ť he said in a statement.
The forthcoming lawsuit is a result of budget wrangling in Puerto Rico: One budget was approved by the board and another was approved by legislators and signed by Rossello earlier this week.