The Office of the Governor issued the following statement following the passage of Bill 282-35 (the FY 2021 Budget Bill):
“We are deeply concerned by the dangerous and drastic budget cuts to Public Health during a global pandemic. Of equal concern are cuts to public education, public safety, and other health-related programs, as our community continues to combat COVID-19. That said, our fiscal team is reviewing the budget as passed, and we will address other concerns as they become apparent. While cuts to government spending are just, we are less safe and less secure when we cut with a hatchet instead of a scalpel.”
In accordance with §1423i of the Organic Act of Guam, the Governor shall have 10 days, excluding Sundays, to act on a measure before her.