Governor calls legislature into special session on furlough bill

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Former Guam governor Eddie Calvo will represent President Trump in a town hall meeting this weekend.

Guam – Governor Eddie Calvo has called lawmakers into a seventh special session to deal with the fiscal crisis. This time it’s for a bill that would allow him to implement a 32-hour workweek within a shorter timeframe.

Special session has been called for tomorrow(Thurs.) at 1pm for lawmakers to consider a bill that would allow the governor to not only implement a 32-hour work week but to shorten the required written notice period from 90 days to 30 days for furlough and layoff procedures.

After the legislature voted down the governor’s latest attempt to raise the business privilege tax via bill 1(6-S) the governor’s office said he would be calling them back into special session for a measure that would allow him to furlough and lay off employees.

In his letter to the legislature the governor writes, “In my opinion, an emergency situation exists, and the public interest requires that the government institute aggressive cost-cutting measures to offset the $67 million revenue shortfall in order to protect the health safety and welfare of the community.”