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Calvo quickly signs emergency storm funding bill into law

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 4:50 PM +10:00 Updated:

Governor Eddie Calvo quickly signed into law an emergency funding bill to help cover some of the costs of typhoon recovery. Senators passed the bill Thursday night authorizing the Governor to take $2 million dollars from the Healthy Futures Fund and the Guam Highway Fund.

Administration spokesperson Oyaol Ngirairikl said, "You know, this is of course a bill that was sent down in response to an emergency situation as we work on recovery, so the speed with which the acting speaker brought this to the legislature and allowed her peers to act upon it was very much appreciated."

The vote was 10-1 with Senator Michael San Nicolas being the only one against it, after making multiple attempts to reduce the authorization to $1.5 million.

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