Lights Will Stay On For Start of School; Legislature Votes To Pay DOE’s Power Bill

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Guam – The Guam Legislature has unanimously approved a bill to provide emergency funding to the Guam Department of Education so that they can pay their power bill by today’s deadline and get schools open on time tomorrow.

Bill No. 444 was introduced by Senator Ben Pangelinan. It was introduced as an emergency this morning.

It will allow Guam DOE to pay up to $300,000 on its promissory note with GPA. 

GPA Spokesman Art Perez said that they received the payment this afternoon and the power to the Department of Education will remain on.

Of that amount, $70,000 will come from extra money in a government utility account, and up to $230,000 has been authorized to be transferred within DOE’s budget to the note.