Guam – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo this morning [Monday] appointed four Democrat members to the Fiscal Responsibility and Tax Refund Commission:
1. Senator Judi Guthertz
2. Senator Adolpho Palacios
3. Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.
4. Senator Ben Pangelinan
“I’m very excited to work together with the Legislature to fix the government’s financial problems and pay the people their tax refunds by December,” Governor Calvo said. “This is what the people expect: that we work together to find rational and reasonable solutions.”
Amendment to Executive Order
The Governor last week appointed Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz as Co-Chairman of the commission.
The Vice Speaker suggested the Governor amend his Executive Order No. 2011-10 to place people from the business community and academia on the commission. The Governor has agreed to the Vice-Speaker’s recommendations and Speaker Judi Won Pat will now be able to appoint one member from the business community and one citizen from the academic community to the commission. Senator Frank Blas, Jr., Minority Leader, has also been asked to appoint two members.
First Meeting Wednesday
The Governor is calling for the first meeting of the commission this Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Conference Room, Bordallo Governor’s Complex.