| 81|| Guam lawmaker proposes debt refinancing to pay for hospital |
A Guam lawmaker has introduced a bill proposing to refinance the island government's $343 million debt to raise funds for construction of a new Guam Memorial Hospital facility.
| 82|| Senator Rodriguez Creates Task Force To Build A New Public Hospital |
Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. wants to build a brand new state of the art public hospital to replace the current Guam Memorial Hospital.
| 83|| Sen. Dennis Rodriguez proposes refinancing GovGuam debt to fund GMH construction |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. is proposing to refinance GovGuam's $343 million debt and extract "savings" -- from the proposed refinancing -- to pay for his proposed new Guam Memorial Hospital construction.
| 84|| More Guamanians abusing public assistance programs |
As for Legislative Committee on Health chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., he says the best way to crack down on the abuse is to get down to the root of the problem. "I'm not really looking at something that's punitive or punishes people, because it's really survival mode to these people, because what happens when you do drug test someone and they test positive, you take them off the rolls and it becomes a worst situation for them," he said. "If we're going to do that we have to make sure we have a good program that treats people with drug problems. I think it goes back to making sure we have alternatives for them."
| 85|| Written test to serve drinks |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. proposed Bill 9, which seeks to establish rules, including a testing and training requirement for alcoholic beverage servers and sellers.
| 86|| Funeral held for Jerry Calvo |
organizations. This morning, Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. presented a special legislative resolution in honor of Calvo's life and career.
| 87|| Police chief grilled about mold, asbestos |
Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr. was unimpressed with Chief of Police Fred Bordallo's presentation to senators during another oversight hearing at the Guam Legislature. Specifically, the chief's comments regarding the results from tests on mold in GPD's Crime Lab and asbestos in GPD's Evidence Control Section.
| 88|| Police chief to answer questions about crime lab |
Guam Police Department spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia confirmed Chief Fred Bordallo will be attending today's oversight hearing for the Guam Police Department.
| 89|| Committee gets feedback on GovGuam Health Insurance Plan |
While a request for proposal for the Government of Guam's group health insurance plan has yet to be issued for the next fiscal year, committee on health chair Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. is hoping to get a head start. An informational meeting is being held at the Guam Legislature to get an overview on the current plan.
| 90|| Rodriguez wants to make a place for manamko' who need the help |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., D-Dededo, has scheduled a legislative round-table meeting on March 11 to discuss the issue.
| 91|| Repair: Long-awaited fixes to the crime lab need to be made, and quickly |
Earlier this month, however, Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr. said that after a tour of the facility, he could tell the problems still hadn't been addressed.
| 92|| Medicaid funding may not be fully expended by 2019 |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., chairman of the Legislature's committee on health, said the government has four years to find the funds to ensure those that fall under the program receive care.
| 93|| Legislation seeks to streamline GovGuam's legal bills |
The previous measure passed exactly one year ago with 8 yes votes and 7 no votes from the republican minority and Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. In a release, Cruz says he is confident that the new legislature will allow the bill to secure the necessary votes for an override.
| 94|| "Food Fighters" star honored as Guam ambassador |
This afternoon at Linda's Coffee Shop in Agana, in front of members of the Guam Legislature, family, and friends, island girl Elisha Crawford Joyce was presented with a resolution from Senator Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., who acknowledged her as an ambassador of Guam.
| 95|| 208 new laws this year: PDN analysis shows how Legislature dealt with bills |
208 new laws this year: PDN analysis shows how Legislature dealt with bills
| 96|| Hearing on incinerator bill |
The senator who wrote a bill that would approve a controversial trash incineration and power generation contract with the government of Guam isn't expected to attend this week's public hearing on the measure.
| 97|| Public health, Homeland Security show support for Ebola bill |
Both Public Health and the Department of Homeland Security made their way to the Guam Legislature to testify in support of Bill 422. The measure introduced by Senator Dennis Rodriguez Jr. would provide the tools necessary to our first responders in dealing with any communicable disease threat in our community.
| 98|| Legislation could move waste-to-energy facility forward |
Legislation could move waste-to-energy facility forward
| 99|| 10 out of 58 precincts tabulated |
The first batch of general election results have been tabulated from the UOG Calvo Field House, with 10 of 58 Guam precincts having been accounted for, which includes precincts in Mangilao, Yona, Sinajana and Barrigada. The Calvo/Tenorio team has a slight lead in the gubernatorial race, with Frank Aguon, Jr., Tony Ada, Dennis Rodriguez, Jr., Tom Ada, and Tommy Morrison leading the senatorial race as the top five.
| 100|| Bill proposes tax breaks in development of new hotel rooms |
Sen. Dennis Rodriguez Jr., D-Dededo, introduced the legislation to help Guam's visitor industry meet its goal of increasing tourist arrivals from 1.34 million last fiscal year to 2 million by 2020, and maintaining that minimum threshold thereafter.