Pangelinan pushes for override of bills - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Pangelinan pushes for override of bills

Posted: Updated:

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Senator Ben Pangelinan is pushing for an override of his bill which was vetoed by the governor recently. Bill 36 would provide financial help to businesses impacted by the government's road construction projects.

The governor vetoed the bill authored by Senator Pangelinan saying GEDA already offers assistance to small and mid-size businesses in the way of micro-loans to businesses who may be adversely affected by road construction.

Senators like Frank Blas, Jr. however were concerned about the long term impact, saying, "But my concern with the program is in recognition its going to impact other programs and future programs future projects is there going to be enough is it going to be sustainable in place long enough that once we get tri-intersection once we get the Route 4 improvement in Sinajana. Is there going to be that same opportunity for business impacted in future projects?"

Pangelinan said, "Is that rationale? That we can't do anything more than what we're doing today because we don't know if we can do it tomorrow? Well, in this case in the loan program we know we can do it tomorrow we know that we're taking a chance in helping these people because we have injured them."

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Guam ranked 5th in chlamydia rates

    Guam ranked 5th in chlamydia rates

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:39 PM EDT2019-03-22 02:39:04 GMT
    The rates of sexually transmitted diseases on island are climbing. Last year, Guam ranked a startling 5th in the nation for Chlamydia.This week, representatives from the Department of Public Health traveled off island to a national conference to find soluMore >>
    The rates of sexually transmitted diseases on island are climbing. Last year, Guam ranked a startling 5th in the nation for Chlamydia.This week, representatives from the Department of Public Health traveled off island to a national conference to find soluMore >>
  • Former Guam residents return as marines for military exercise

    Former Guam residents return as marines for military exercise

    Thursday, March 21 2019 10:12 PM EDT2019-03-22 02:12:42 GMT
    A pair of Guam-bred Marines were back home for a brief visit, after taking part in the recent COPE North exercise involving more than two thousand troops from three countries. For Marines Benjamin Blas Jr. and Daelankris Alviz, the multinational Cope NortMore >>
    A pair of Guam-bred Marines were back home for a brief visit, after taking part in the recent COPE North exercise involving more than two thousand troops from three countries. For Marines Benjamin Blas Jr. and Daelankris Alviz, the multinational Cope NortMore >>
  • More than $468,000 in tax returns being mailed-out

    More than $468,000 in tax returns being mailed-out

    Friday, March 22 2019 4:08 AM EDT2019-03-22 08:08:12 GMT
    $468,468 in tax refunds have been mailed out. The Department of Revenue & Taxation and the Department of Administration say they represent 167 checks for error-free returns filed on or before October 2, 2018.More >>
    $468,468 in tax refunds have been mailed out. The Department of Revenue & Taxation and the Department of Administration say they represent 167 checks for error-free returns filed on or before October 2, 2018.More >>
Powered by Frankly