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Prop 'A' pamphlet approved

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Amid concerns from the Mayors Council of Guam earlier this week and the deadline to submit comments on Prop 'A' approaching, the Guam Election Commission's board of directors approved the 500-word in-partial summary for the initiative favoring for-profit gambling that would be published in a pamphlet.

Commissioner Martha Ruth raised two questions that should this initiative pass, could their be legal challenges and if there were any provision in the initiative that would cause the bingo facility at the former Guam Greyhound to stop non-profit bingo activities. Legal counsel Jeff Mootes noted that based on his reading of the initiative, it only allows for the bingo facilities on the Greyhound property and has no impact on the non-profit bingo activities.

The GEC meanwhile has yet to receive comments for or against the initiative whose deadline is on September 22. And speaking of deadlines the deadline to file candidacy to fill two seats on the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and six seats on the Guam Education Board was today.

The two individuals filed candidacy for the CCU, which Joey Duenas and Pedro Guerrero. For the GEB, six have filed including Ron Ayuyu, Maria Gutierrez, Peter Alexis Ada, Jose Q. Cruz, Albert San Agustin and Lourdes Benavente. The GEC will spend the weekend verifying candidacy packets and will inform those in the running if they've been certified on Monday.

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