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Bill suspends executive, legislative salaries

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Senator Rory Respicio has introduced legislation that if enacted into law would suspend the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and all Senators of the Guam Legislature should they fail to approve an annual Government of Guam operating budget. According to a press release, The Senator's bill comes on the heels of national headlines proclaiming the pending shutdown of the U.S. federal government, for similar reasons.

"Enacting a responsible operating budget is our joint responsibility," said Respicio. "If  our combined failure were to negatively impact the operation of our government, and,  consequently, our people, then it is only fitting that we share in the penalty," he added.

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