by Mindy Aguon
Guam - 10 percent raises mandated by Guam law that are owed to public safety and law enforcement personnel will be the focus of a hearing in the Superior Court of Guam tomorrow. The Government of Guam says there's no money to pay the increases and no appropriation was made therefore the law can't be followed.
Class attorney Daniel Somerfleck, however, argues that the government has willfully avoided compensating the employees despite the mandate in the law. Superior Court Judge Michael Bordallo ordered the government to pay the increases or appear in court tomorrow to explain why it can't.