NEWS: Leadership should come before an election, not after
July 11, 2018
Hagåtña – Creating a six-month budget rather than ensuring the Government of Guam has a plan for funding operations for the full year is not responsible fiscal management.
Sen. Frank Aguon Jr.’s request that the Office of Finance and Budget create a half-year plan would wreak havoc on contracts for services.
He says it would provide the government with time to assess the revenue shortfall caused by the federal tax cuts. What that time really does is pushes the decision to fill a revenue gap until after the election.
We cannot do this to our agencies. The Government of Guam exists to provide services to the people, whether it be by government employees or through contracts. A delay in finding a resolution would impact agencies’ abilities to plan ahead and to solidify contracts necessary to provide services to Guamanians.
“Senator Aguon does not want to reveal the truth to the people of Guam on the impacts of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act passed by the federal government until after the election. That is irresponsible for a leader,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo

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