The Governor continues his outreach to Democrat senators to compromise on the budget, however none so far have agreed to break from party lines.
Senator Tony Ada has pleaded with the Democrat lawmakers to respect the Organic Act and the Governor’s call to special session to entertain the new budget. “I believe this body is in violation of the Organic Act and the Standing Rules,” he said.
Senators failed to garner enough votes to override the Governor’s veto of the Substitute Bill No. 38-32, or the legislature’s version of the proposed budget act.
“The process is devolving. This is turning in to the kind of political gamesmanship people were playing a couple years ago when we were trying to pay the people their tax refunds. No one wins this way. I am appealing to the Democrats to come to the table and compromise. This is in the best interests of the people of Guam.” – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo