Respicio: “Funds Finally Released for Historic Legislature Building Project”

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Guam – Senator Rory Respicio released a brief statement Friday following the presentation of funds for the restoration of the old legislative building in Hagatna.

In his release, Respicio states “Governor Calvo finally delivered on his much-delayed promise to reimburse $4.7 Million to the Guam Preservation Trust”

He says the Governor was “compelled” to release the funds because of an amendment that he offered in Public Law 31-232. The amendment required the Governor to reimburse the Trust, before the legislature’s Skinner Plaza property was transferred to the Governor for construction of the Guam Museum.

READ Senator Respicio’s release in FULL below:

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012

Funds Finally Released for Historic Legislature Building Project

Senator Rory J. Respicio released the following statement today:

“Governor Calvo finally delivered on his much-delayed promise to reimburse $4.7 Million to the Guam Preservation Trust (GPT). The Governor was compelled to release the funds pursuant to an amendment I offered in Public Law 31-232, which became law on Sept. 6, 2012. This amendment required the Governor to reimburse the GPT before Skinner Plaza property is transferred to the Governor. We are finally able to move forward with restoring the historic Legislature building and other historic preservation projects throughout Hågatña.”

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UNSWORN DECLARATION: I hereby declare that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, under penalty of perjury of the laws of Guam, this declaration being sworn and made in lieu of an affidavit pursuant to Title 6 Guam Code Annotated §4308, at the place and date identified herein.