NO WORK SENATE: Senators Refuse To Deliberate Governor’s Bills After They Are Called Into Special Session By Mapp
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Gov. Kenneth Mapp said he was disappointed Tuesday “regarding the 32nd Legislature’s failure to act on measures critical to continuing essential operations of the Virgin Islands government.”
Senators, who were called into Special Session by the governor, adjourned without considering any of the important legislation on the November 21 agenda.
“I’m hopeful Senators understand that their inaction today does not advance our recovery,” Mapp said. “Given the liquidity and cash shortages of the Government during this very challenging period, it is essential that we do our part to access the help we are receiving. We have worked hard as a community and a government – making tremendous progress under very difficult circumstances. We also require a level of diligence and commitment from our lawmakers.”
Mapp said postponing action on the important bills on today’s agenda puts both people and the economy at unnecessary risk.
“I trust that whenever the members of the Legislature decide to act on these measures, they will act favorably,” the Governor said.