Senators OK increased funding for public health, GCC

At the continuation of budget deliberation today, senators gave the nod to proposed appropriation increases for public health, foster care and apprenticeship program.

An amendment proffered by Sen. Mary Torres appropriated an additional $1 million to the Department of Public Health and Social Services.

Torres had questioned why an appropriation to fund a $1 million line of credit was inserted into the 2021 budget bill, despite the fact that the Guam Memorial Hospital has no expectation to borrow.

Mary Torres