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Kandit requests receipts & disbursement records on legislative spending

By Jacob Nakamura

(Tumon, Guam) Kandit News Group has sent three Open Government Act requests for public documents to the members of the Commonwealth Legislature, its legislative bureau, and the Department of Finance. The public documents we seek are all the records of money paid to the senators and representatives of the Commonwealth Legislature for allowances their rules allow them to take. We also requested the receipts the senators and representatives are required to keep of the expenditures they made from the allowances.

Kandit wants to find out which senators and representatives have availed of this $2,500 to $5,000 monthly spending allowance, which is supposed to be spent within the bounds of public purposes and not for any personal or political ventures.

Each legislator's monthly receipts should match the monthly disbursement made to each of them. The receipts may reveal whether spending was done with a public purpose versus personal or political expenditures.

The officials have up to 10 days to disclose the public documents. Representatives John Paul Sablan, Ed Propst, and Tina Sablan have all disclosed that they do not avail of the monthly allowance.

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Troy, best of luck getting the documents you requested. Either way, there's a story to be told. Kandit News is the closest thing to Judicial Watch we have. Go get 'em!


Now this should prove interesting. I would also predict that very little, if any info will come from this request. AND the AG will NOT do anything about any non-compliance.

It may take a court order to get this info, IF it is even available. How many even do the paperwork or keep track of this "slush fund" Reportedly, Most of these proven failures do not even do their required campaign finance report after elections. (nor their financial statement prior to running for office)

BTW it would be interesting to find out just how much time on week days this AG spends on the golf course as and IF he is he is still collecting his full pay. I also…


Per court order, government officials must turn over everything they have within 10 CALENDAR, not business, days. Lets see who coughs up. Failure to submit results in fines. Lets make the AG actually do some work and enforce something for once. If not, just another thing the FBI need to look into


Suggest sending by certified mail. If email / website form, they'll claim they never received it.

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