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Calvo to ask court to amend payments

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - With the government's financial situation and another million-dollar looming deadline, Governor Eddie Calvo says his administration will work with District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall to determine what the Government of Guam can afford to pay. Marshall ordered a total of $15 million be paid by the government this fiscal year for the amended permanent injunction with a specific timeline.

"You can't squeeze blood from a rock," analogized the chief executive. "We're are going to have to reconcile the current scheduled with the court and what is a realistic amount that we can pay and I'm looking forward to with all vested parties with that matter."

On Monday Senator Ben Pangelinan asked the governor to challenge the order or stop payments temporarily since the four million that's been deposited so far is just sitting in a bank account while the government struggles to make payroll and pay vendors.

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