26 Sep 2006

Guam eyes security spending of US$87.4m

6:00 pm on 26 September 2006

Guam's lawmakers plan to spend 87.4 million US dollars from the 2007 fiscal budget on the island's public safety agencies.

The Pacific Daily News reports that this amount comes from the total 456 million US dollars the government expects to collect during the year.

Senators already sent the governor a 217 million dollar education budget and have debated a 68 million dollar budget for health-related agencies.

This leaves about 80 million in local funding to support the rest of the government next year.

The Guam Police Department is set to receive about 1.4 million dollars more next year than it received this year and the Guam Fire Department will receive a 1 million dollar increase.