Guam -According to a release from Adelup, Governor Eddie Calvo broke tradition today [Wednesday] and, for the first time in recent memory, went to the legislature to testify in favor of a piece of legislation. The bill he favors is Vice-Speaker B.J. Cruz’s Bill # 3 which would create a task force to tackle the current fiscal crisis facing GovGuam.
Bill No. 3 creates a working group of executive and legislative leaders to address the growing budget deficit. It was introduced by Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz.
The Governor testified in support of the bill. It was the first public hearing of the Thirty-first Guam Legislature and the Governor was the first to testify on the measure.
The release quotes Governor Calvo as saying “This is a tremendous step forward. Bill No. 3 will address the short term cash problems and the long-term financial situation.”
“With all of us working together, the deficit can be worked down, but it will take some time. The passage of Bill No. 3 will be a step in the right direction.”