Budget talks focus on education

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Education was the main focus of the day as senators tackled budget matters pertaining to the Guam Department of Education and the Guam Academy Charter School Council.

Time is ticking as senators slowly go through Bill 186-35, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2020.

Education was the main focus of the day as senators tackled budget matters pertaining to the Guam Department of Education and the Guam Academy Charter School Council.

With only a few days left for senators to pass a budget, San Agustin says he’s confident that the budget bill will get passed.

“I am hoping my colleagues will ask, I’m not going to say better questions, but educated questions, because if they’re really concerned with the agencies, they should have reached out to the agencies. They should have reached out to the oversight chairs of those agencies because you’re going to find that most of them are quite comfortable with what they have or what they’re going to get. And they’re hoping that if any money is in fact available in the year that they get a supplemental and I have no problem with that one. But we got to face reality. There’s only so much money that we can divvy up the pie and we just move forward from this,” San Agustin said.

San Agustin says they plan to start at 9 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. until the budget bill is passed.

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