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Mon Dec 7, 2020, 01:20 AM

Guam lawmakers reject bill to end lifetime governor pensions

Former governors and lieutenant governors will continue to receive a lifetime pension check.

Lawmakers voted against placing Sen. Telo Taitague’s Bill 6 on the agenda for this month’s session, which will be the last session for the current Legislature.

Taitague’s bill would have eliminated the automatic retirement benefits paid to former governors, lieutenant governors and their survivors. Guam law states former governors and lieutenant governors, after leaving office, shall receive a lifetime retirement payment of 50% of their salaries.

Among those who voted Friday against placing the bill on the agenda was Sen. Mary Torres, whose brother, Felix Camacho, is a former governor.

Read more: https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/local/2020/12/05/lifetime-guam-governor-pension-bill-rejected-senate-lawmakers/3833645001/
(Guam Pacific Daily News)

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