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Tenorio accuses Legislature of stalling

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Lt Governor Ray Tenorio continues to wait to hear official responses from Senators Ben Pangelinan and Speaker Judi Won Pat on bills he believes may be intentionally stalled. Two weeks ago Tenorio called on Speaker Won Pat and Pangelinan to move on three bills which have been languishing for months in the legislature. Specifically legislation related to the implementation of pre-k, foster kids and a lawsuit against the feds related to the Ordot Dump.

"The legislature has become an abyss for on many bills that some of the majority doesn't want to deal with," he said. "Senators do your job pass the bill put it on the floor and let these senators decide if you want to standing the way of progress then I think we need to find someone else to step up to lead."

In response to the pre-k bill Speaker Won Pat who also chairs the Committee of Education said she was not stalling on the legislation or being political, instead she said they are taking the time necessary to work through issues with funding and capacity. Won pat adds she is absolutely in favor of pre-school education for all and just wants to make sure that funding is available to support it in the long-term. She says "otherwise we are making promises to our kids that we can't keep, and they've had enough of that already."

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