| 1|| Ed. Board demands over $1M for Simon Sanchez High School repairs |
Although the three page resolution is calling on the legislature to come up with a little over a million dollars, Senators Dennis Rodriguez Jr. and Joe San Agustin have already identified $430,000 to fund several critical repairs. E
| 2|| Union seeks hazard pay for Behavioral Health workers |
Public Law 33-16, sponsored by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., sought to reinstate Behavioral Health's hazard pay policy after it was discontinued in 2012.
| 3|| Bill 57 would work to increase access to primary, preventive care |
Developing a program to improve access and quality to health care - Bill 57 would establish a community para medicine and community paramedic outreach program.
| 4|| Rodriguez defends employees from "threats" of legislative shutdown |
"You can threaten senators, but don’t threaten our employees. Don’t threaten the hardworking people at the Legislature that keep this branch of government operating,” warns Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr.
| 5|| Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. contemplating run for Adelup |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, said he's looking at possibly running for a spot at Adelup in 2018.
| 6|| One-stop center for veterans’ services proposed |
The legislative Committee on Military Affairs, chaired by Rodriguez, also held the first of its planned town hall meetings with veterans last night in the legislature, and one of the goals was to inform veterans of services they may not be aware of.
| 7|| Rodriguez bill to mandate insurance coverage for autism disorders |
Just as legislation was recently signed into law to build Guam’s first autism center, Committee on Health Chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. has now introduced legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by insurers.
| 8|| Calvo vetoes minimum wage bill |
Lawmakers in the 33rd Guam Legislature, passed Bill 312 in an 11-3 vote last month. Sens. James Espaldon, Dennis Rodriguez Jr. and Mary Torres opposed the bill. Former Sen. Brant McCreadie was absent from session. Calvo had until the end of the month to either sign or outright veto the measure.
| 9|| Lawmakers weigh in on recreational marijuana bill |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, is advocating his colleagues, stakeholders and the public to take a circumspect approach with the advancement of the bill.
| 10|| Speaker to revisit smoking age of 21 |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. also held reservations about home cultivation and recreational marijuana use. He voted against the previous attempt at home cultivation and shared Nelson's concerns with the ease of access for the substance.
| 11|| Task force will investigate reports of Agent Orange use on Guam |
Esteves, who serves as vice-chairman of the Guam Legislature’s Committee on Health, will be joined on the task force by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., the committee's chairman, and Sen. Louisa Borja Muna.
| 12|| Esteves spearheads task force amid pollutant claims |
Sen. Esteves met with Committee on Health Chairman Sen. Dennis G. Rodriguez Jr. about finding a solution.
| 13|| Democrats name Tom Ada majority leader, announce committee chairs |
Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr.
Committee on Health, Tourism, Military Affairs and Senior Citizens
| 14|| Bills await governor's action |
Sens. Tom Ada, Tony Ada, Frank Blas Jr., James Espaldon, Brant McCreadie, Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., and Mike San Nicolas voted against the home-cultivation bill. If Calvo vetoes the bill, it would take at least 10 senators, or two-thirds of the body, to vote yes to pass if lawmakers try to override the veto.
| 15|| Proposal would cover 15,000 Uninsured |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. on Monday released the details of his proposed “Guam Health Insurance Expansion Program.”
| 16|| Elections Results So Far |
27 of 67 precincts counted (11/8/2016)
| 17|| New bill could move proposed disability center forward |
Legislation introduced by Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. could benefit a joint project between the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities and mass transit, through a public-private partnership in which a company would lease and develop GovGuam property in upper Tumon.
| 18|| UOG to host Chamorro language-only candidate forum |
In an effort to bring the Chamorro language back into the political spotlight and preserve the island’s indigenous language, University of Guam students have worked to revive a political forum in which the candidates must respond to questions in Chamorro
| 19|| OUR VIEW: Kudos to new Mobile Care Clinic for offering services |
Health care in Guam will soon get a boost, one that will help the underserved in our community.
| 20|| KUAM.com Rodriguez funds Guam Mobile Care Clinic |
The Guam Mobile Care Clinic will soon bring free primary and preventative care services to people in the community. The clinic is personally funded by Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. and will provide services including immunizations, vision care, dental care, ultrasounds, body mass index measurements, fitness tests, gym access and more.