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$1.3 million in legislative funds redirected to agencies

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The 34th Guam Legislature has reappropriated over a million dollars of its funds to Government of Guam agencies, in an effort to help cover shortfalls.

According to the legislature’s central office, $1.3 million in Legislative funds was split between the Guam Department of Education, Guam Memorial Hospital, the Guam Police Department, the University of Guam, the Guam Community College, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Agriculture.

The funds are a combination of prior year funds carried over, reductions on senatorial salaries and savings on furniture and equipment for the Guam Congress Hall, according to Legislative Executive Director Agnes Cruz.

GDOE received the biggest portion of funds – $949,360 for school maintenance and repairs, instructional supplies and equipment, the Public School Library Resource Fund and the Adequate Education Fund.

$50,000 was also reappropriated to GPD’s Crime Lab. UOG received $106,000 for Nursing Department supplies and equipment and the Inarajan Agricultural Experiment Station. The Department of Agriculture was given $75,000 to hire an attorney and assist in law enforcement costs. GMH’s nursing department was given $30,000 for supplies and equipment. DPR was given $27,855 for public parks and sports and electrical equipment. The Office of the Agat Mayor was given $25,000 to repair and resurface the tennis and basketball courts in the village.

Information was provided by the legislature’s central office.

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