27 Jul 2018

Guam grapples with Budget shortfall

From , 3:03 pm on 27 July 2018

The Guam government, along with local lawmakers, is urgently trying to solve a Budget issue that could leave civil servants without work and the public without access to services.

An estimated $US145 million shortfall for the 2019 fiscal year has led to agencies being asked for cutback plans and some emergency services have suggested police and fire stations could possibly close, while the government itself is looking at shortening the work week and standing down staff.  

The Governor's Spokesperson, Oyaol Ngirairikl, told Koro Vaka'uta  the issues began with last year's US federal tax reform.

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