Taitague proposes 3-term limit for senators

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A member of the Guam legislature would not be able to serve more than three consecutive terms in office if a bill filed by Sen. Telo Taitague becomes law.

In filing Bill 54-30, Taitague said having a term limit would “help senators focus their limited time carrying out the most important responsibilities of the legislature.”

She noted that the legislature’s priority tasks include approving a government budget, conducting oversight, and proposing legislation.

“Knowing we only have two, four, or six years at best to turn good ideas into public policy, I believe senators will use their time more efficiently and effectively – and less on resolution presentations, civil weddings, travel, and similar activities,”  Tatague said.

Currently, members of the Guam Legislature are allowed to serve an unlimited number of two-year terms. Some senators have managed to get repeatedly reelected and stay in office for almost 10 terms, effectively making it their full-time career.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.