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Vote to rollback fuel tax increase fails

Posted: Jul 06, 2018 2:41 PM Updated:

An attempt to roll back the $0.04 per gallon increase in the liquid fuels tax fails by a narrow 8 to 7 vote. Bill 270 by Senator Frank Aguon Jr. would have restored the tax to $0.10 from the current $0.14 per gallon that went into effect in December.

Senators voting "No" were Republicans Wil Castro, Jim Espaldon, Fernando Esteves, Tommy Morrison, and Louise Muna. They were joined by Democrats Tom Ada, B-J Cruz, and Therese Terlaje.

Voting "Yes" were Democrats Aguon, Regine Biscoe-Lee,Telena Nelson, Dennis Rodriguez, Joe S. San Agustin, and Michael San Nicolas. Republican Mary Torres also voted yes.

Senators passed three other bills in an abbreviated session, including Bill 273 which adopts the rules and regulations for the Guam Solid Waste Authority.

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