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NEWS: Sen. Hofschneider's $5k monthly allowance as citizens suffer

Updated: May 10, 2020

(Editor's note: This is the fourteenth in an expose of the members of the Commonwealth Legislature, who have taken monthly allowances on top of their salaries)

Chapter 1: Janet Maratita

Chapter 2: Jose Itibus

Chapter 3: Joel Camacho

Chapter 4: Antonio Borja

Chapter 5: Francisco Borja

Chapter 6: Lorenzo Deleon Guerrero & Luis Camacho

Chapter 7: Joseph Flores

Chapter 8: Francisco Cruz

Chapter 9: Marco Peter

Chapter 10: Ivan Blanco

Chapter 11: Justo Quitugua

Chapter 12: Vinnie Sablan

Chapter 13: Paul Manglona

CHAPTER 14: Jude Hofschneider

By Jacob Nakamura

Sen. Jude Hofschneider (R-Tinian) is receiving a $5,000 monthly allowance from the people of the Commonwealth as thousands of its citizens suffer from the furlough of government employees.

In fact, Mr. Hofschneider has been receiving $5,000 every month since his term in the 21st Commonwealth Legislature began in January 2019, and will receive this amount every month until October this year. This means Mr. Hofschneider received $60,000 on top of his salary in 2019, and will receive $45,000 by the end of September this year, on top of his salary.

This is according to documents disclosed to Kandit News in an Open Government Act request honored by the Department of Finance.

Mr. Hofschneider was among the members of the Republican majority in the Senate, who refused to disclose the receipts of his expenditures of the allowance he has been receiving.

According to a fiscal realignment plan chartered by Mr. Hofschneider's ally, Gov. Ralph Torres, the Commonwealth government is trying to deal with a $65 million budget deficit compressed into the final six months of the fiscal year.

(((Mr. Hofschneider is up for re-election this year.))) - RETRACTED

CORRECTION: Mr. Hofschneider is NOT up for re-election this year. We are sorry for getting this wrong, and maintain our commitment to correct any erroneous statements we publish.

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