San Nicólas

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San Nicólas said ( about Edward T Buckingham ) : "I am not at liberty to state with specificity what I will do at this time. But let me say this, I agree with Congressman Sablan that extraditing former AG Buckingham to the Commonwealth would help restore trust and confidence in the Office of the Attorney General," External link

pidp Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:07:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "The Chamorro people have been and will forever be the native peoples of Guam," External link

pidp Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:43:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "We always ask 'where are we going to find the money?' But yet we can find it when we're talking about raises and pay being retroactive?" External link

pidp Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We're definitely going to put that through the full course," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas told : "It’s now down to 100 (street lights) due to austerity, with CUC rates going up. The agency that is responsible for paying the streetlights is the Department of Public Works and it doesn’t have the money. We cannot tell them not to cut the number of street lights turned on because what else can they do?" External link

pidp Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:49:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “For over a decade, our community has gathered here at the Tinian Peace Monument each August to affirm our commitment to peace,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The people of Guam have nothing to worry about,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 11, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “It’s the first time I’ve experienced this,” External link

marianasvariety Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "The Commonwealth's efforts to restore a quorum on the board have not interfered with the TAL's (trustee ad litem) temporary authority," External link

pidp Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas announced : "Being no second, Mr. Chargualaf, the motion dies - as per the legal counsel's consultation," "I just want to remind everyone that we are not above the law, there are laws governing how personnel matters are handled, and they have to be handled through an executive session" External link

kuam Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "From there, you develop an RFP from those needs and then you get some bids in," "That’s how it’s supposed to be done. You’re not supposed to be getting the very person you contract to be giving you the specs. You’d be rigging the bid for that specific vendor" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "From there, you develop an RFP from those needs and then you get some bids in," "That’s how it’s supposed to be done. You’re not supposed to be getting the very person you contract to be giving you the specs. You’d be rigging the bid for that specific vendor" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Bankruptcy of the local church would be inevitable, and attempts to exaggerate, minimize or obscure the effects of bankruptcy on the services provided by the Church is not helpful. The fact is that dioceses in bankruptcy have to make big sacrifices to fund the child abuse lawsuit settlements. Every diocese scrambles to keep the churches and school open, but in doing so, they have to make huge sacrifices elsewhere,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The Church desires for you to do what is right for the victims of abuse, but please safeguard the innocent people and services this bill could harm. I respectfully ask you to pray about your decision,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation–financial settlements through this fund that we create,” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 19, 2016 2:08:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation--financial settlements through this fund that we create," External link

timesdaily Monday, September 19, 2016 12:49:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation–financial settlements through this fund that we create,” External link

therepublic Monday, September 19, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation--financial settlements through this fund that we create," External link

startribune Monday, September 19, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas told : "Mr. chairman I believe we’re very close," External link

pidp Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I just want it to be clear that when it comes to endorsing candidates, particularly for incumbents that incumbents need to stand on their record," "And that's why I don't think we should be necessarily endorsing each other and we should be endorsing people to evaluate our records as incumbents" External link

kuam Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "For the record, I and the members of the Tinian leadership are against the manner in which the military proposes to use Tinian as described in the draft EIS," External link

pidp Monday, August 8, 2016 1:51:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “And then we’re communicating with the central government to continue their payment on a monthly basis. I believe that’s one of the items of discussions when we’ll meet with the acting governor [today],” “And then we’re on the verge of finalizing another agreement with the [Commonwealth Ports Authority] board to address both of our concerns financially from both sides,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “That’s the key, to put us in a better financial situation without burdening the residential customers,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “If all of those would have come into play, as of right now, or maybe by the end of the fiscal year, we could have been $5 million or $6 million in a better position,” “I just want that to be very clear, since members of the media are here, just so that we have an indication that this board is just not sitting doing nothing. Sometimes we are at the mercy of another body,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The archdiocese has learned the news of the lawsuit and we are studying the matter seriously,” “In the meantime, we ask the people to extend their prayers to all” External link

pidp Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas confirmed ( about Education Board ) : "The Guam Education Board received the approval for Mr. Gumataotao's contract by both the attorney general and the Governor's Office," "He is on a contract on a fiscal year basis, so he's there to provide all the legal support whether it's reviewing policies or whatever legal issues that we may want for the legal counsel to look into" External link

kuam Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:51:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "For all those (government employees) who are waiting to retire, we’re getting there," External link

pidp Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas explained : "What we’ve just done by doing that is: One, we’ve contained the liability risk only to existing employees without making it open-ended," "Two, our contribution rate will be matching Social Security contribution rates when it eventually turns on from the federal government. And three, new employees would be put into a plan that does not have an open-ended unfunded liability" External link

pidp Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas told : “I challenge you as a congressman, elections are coming up — I challenge you to draft an appropriation bill that would help CUC address the same problem you address each time you come here,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “A lot of employees could attest to that — with his leadership things are moving along,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "As I’ve stated in the beginning of my administration, we will do everything in our ability to continue fostering our casino industry. However, it has to be clear that these endeavors must be within the confines of the Gaming Act. Given all that has been said and done, HKE could not meet the standards set forth by law and I applaud them for recognizing that while we are casino friendly, we have rules that must be followed and this announcement was to be expected," External link

pidp Friday, July 8, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "However, with planning and prudence we’ve managed to keep our people employed and to assist our school kids, the sick in our community and our man’amko with the little resources that we have. I am proud of that record," "We are definitely far from being out of the woods but through the leadership’s support, we were able to reach out to seek more investors and those efforts are looking like they are going to pay off," External link

pidp Friday, July 8, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas explained : "We are challenged with an increase attrition rate over the past four years with retirement and other means, resulting in a forced reduction of 69 positions," "Retirement in particular has produced many vacancies in senior ranking positions requiring personnel to assume duties well above their pay grade" External link

kuam Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:33:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas added : "And eventually, if not managed correctly and depending on the location, it could make its way down to rivers and streams, and into storm drains, and make its way out to the ocean and our reefs," External link

kuam Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I and my siblings have talked about it and we decided to continue because Tinian relies mostly on shipped goods,” External link

pidp Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I and my siblings have talked about it and we decided to continue because Tinian relies mostly on shipped goods,” External link

marianasvariety Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We have a beautiful facility that I do not want to see end up becoming an eyesore, much like the La Fiesta Mall on Saipan, because it has been abandoned," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "In the absence of an operating casino, we do not have the means to continue providing consistent delivery of community programs," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "My job is to do whatever I can to keep the casino industry alive which has been the lifeline of Tinian for several decades now," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We were able to exercise our memorandums of understanding that we do have in place. That is supported by the Governor of Guam, as well as the commanding officers of the different military and federal assets," "So we are able to respond quickly to respond both inside and outside the gate to ensure that life, safety, and property protection is paramount" External link

kuam Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "Sen. Blaz and I had a meeting, and he informed me that he should be able to meet the 30-day deadline so we're all looking forward to that day," External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I'm simply setting an expectation because the law was supposed have been followed over the previous several months, and because it wasn't, we now have a need for money in this account," "At this point, in order for me to move his nomination forward, I just want money to be in the account the way it's supposed to be" External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "But I am working with my colleagues on the floor to see if we can report out a bill that we can work on while we're still in session, so we can get a compromise measure through because that's ultimately what we want to do for the people," External link

kuam Friday, March 20, 2015 3:51:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Tommy Morrison ) : "I don't know why Senator Morrison keeps trying to fight with me on pay raises, tax refunds, and now fixing our sports facilities. I am just trying to make sure that the money is there to fix the broken sports facilities and playgrounds in our villages," "I would hope that we could all get along and continue the work of doing what is best for our people," External link

marianasvariety-guam Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Another question becomes, how do we go about making sure these get enforced?" External link

pidp Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:06:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Another question becomes, how do we go about making sure these get enforced?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : "Mr. Blaz's confirmation as (DOA) director will not move forward unless a substantial deposit is made into the Income Tax Refund Efficient Payment account within the next 30 working days and tax refunds are paid," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Tommy Morrison ) : "Contrary to Sen. Morrison's opinion, I think this discussion is very necessary and the precedence of holding nominees accountable to our people is very proper," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I am giving Mr. Blaz 30 working days to make good on these obligations," "I am confident that he will rise to the occasion in service of our people" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Every year this annual event continues to grow and provide our artists a perfect venue to showcase their talents,” External link

marianasvariety Monday, March 16, 2015 4:27:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Patients with bleeding disorders were treated on an emergency basis. When they had a bleed, that’s when they got treated. There were no preventative measures,” “Health care providers had really no knowledge of what hemophilia was or Von Willebrand disease” External link

marianasvariety-guam Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:40:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "I need to be very clear, and you're a very nice man ... but how am I, as chair, going to be able to move forward with your nomination when the law isn't being followed and tax refunds are being paid slower than last year?" External link

guampdn Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:37:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : "As the chairman with oversight over the Department of Administration, I am concerned that the law, which is intended to safeguard tax refunds, is not being adequately followed," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas told : "If they're not depositing what they're supposed to be depositing into the fund, how are we going to have money to pay for the tax refunds?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "They're processing the returns, but they're waiting on the money," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : "I would appreciate very much if you could explain why the deposits into the Income Tax Payment Trust Fund have declined so precipitously," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : "Your position on the matter will be a serious inflection point in my consideration of your nomination," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Why did you testify that we can afford pay raises for elected and appointed officials when we don't seem to have the money to pay tax refunds at the same rate as last year?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "At BBMR they would have a direct hand in determining what priorities are going to get funded," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : “The disparity in deposits suggests that the government has not been depositing the statutorily mandated 26 percent of income tax revenues into the Income Tax Refund Efficient Payment Trust Fund for the current fiscal year,” “I want to know where the money is going. If it is not being used to pay for tax refunds, what is it being used for? If it is being used to cover shortfalls in the cash needed for government operations, does that violate the law? The people are counting on their tax refunds to be promptly paid and they deserve answers” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:05:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : “Your position on this matter will be a serious inflection point in my consideration of your nomination,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:05:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Many of our students are graduating from high school not knowing how taxes work. They enter the workforce without understanding how loans, interest and credit work. They graduate not knowing that saving and investing in a retirement fund at an early age will have a dramatic impact on their future financial sustainability because of compounding interest. These topics become such huge parts of our lives as adults, we need to make sure our younger generations have the tools necessary to prosper in the future economy,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:16:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I look forward working with everyone,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:15:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I think one of the biggest confusions out there is that the usage of Guam or Chamorro on the packaging," External link

kuam Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:40:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "It's materially different from what it was when we introduced it but it still had some provisions in there that are going to be good for the island, so I'm glad that we at least got some of them through," External link

guampdn Friday, February 20, 2015 8:22:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The Guam Legislature passed what remained of Bill 4-33, as well as Resolution 2-33. After Sen. Tommy Morrison’s amendment to remove Section 1 of Bill 4, the salaries of elected and appointed officials were no longer repealed,” “What passed today were the remaining sections that require an intervening election before future pay adjustments take effect for elected officials, and a mandate that no public hearings may be waived for any legislation affecting the salaries of elected officials,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Bill No ) : “Similar to a remaining provision in Bill 4-33, this Organic Act Amendment, if passed, would not be able to be sidestepped the way other laws were when the raises were first passed on November 21, 2014,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “On Nov. 21, 2014 certain language was used to bypass other laws in order to hand out raises and retroactive payments. If our congresswoman is successful in getting this mirror provision of the 27th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution put into our Organic Act, we will eliminate any opportunity for politicians to play politics with pay, and stuff their pockets with raises and retro payments. While this will not reverse what happened before, it will prevent it from ever happening again,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I never got a raise and I never voted in favor of any raise," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I don't think we should be cutting ourselves but we also shouldn't be giving ourselves raises," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "It is the governor that has been inconsistent," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I know that talking about this is never comfortable," External link

guampdn Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas noted : "They did say that 'if we have all these other priorities we need to meet, why not meet them?'" External link

guampdn Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We have an overwhelming amount of testimony from the community with respect to how the raises were given out on Nov. 21. A lot of them don’t necessarily object to anybody entertaining the question of raises. But they do have a problem with the way those raises were given out. And they do have a problem with the idea that we were prioritizing pay raises over all of the issues that we have to deal with in our community,” “With all the testimony, it behooves us to understand that if we pass this amendment and we take out the repeal of the raises, we are basically going to be ignoring every single testimony that was provided during the public hearing of this bill, which says they want us to repeal these raises, they want us to go back to the drawing board and start over,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:26:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Exercise COPE NORTH is an annual multilateral field training exercise that is PACAF funded and conducted at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), Guam” External link

marianasvariety Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:56:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “With the military buildup, we know that there will be a similar revenue rise and fall, and we need to make sure that the temporary and substantial increase in revenue during this period is spent to provide long-term benefits to the community without increasing our long-term liabilities,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "Without this special fund, nonrecurring military buildup related revenues would be spent on the general operations of the government of Guam. If this type of money is not disentangled from the general fund, the government of Guam may be spending these additional revenues on permanent personnel or projects whose funding may not be available in subsequent years," External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT



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Eddie Calvo said ( about San Nicólas ) : "It will make us a laughing stock of the nation, and, again, I don't know where he comes up with these hair brain ideas" "But this is just another hair brain idea by Senator Michael San Nicolas" External link

kuam Friday, July 28, 2017 4:24:00 PM EAT

Joaquin Perez stated ( about San Nicólas ) : "So my question is he really a democrat? And if he doesn't want to be a democrat, he's welcome to step out," "He has any right not to support any incumbents but at the same time, the followers or supporters of those incumbents have every right not to vote for Senator San Nicolas" External link

kuam Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Benjamin Cruz noted ( about San Nicólas ) : "In the hopes of eventually moving toward a Social Security system that’s nationally established, he wanted to put an end to having people on the Defined Contribution plan and have us all on the Social Security plan," "So I want to thank San Nicolas for his insistence" External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:05:00 AM EAT

Tommy Morrison said ( about San Nicólas ) : "We took some time to really think about this over lunch and Sen. San Nicolas and I really sat down to see where we can have a meeting of the minds," "We can't always agree to disagree on everything and that's part of this process too, is where we can find a middle" External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

Tommy Morrison said ( about San Nicólas ) : "At the end of the day, these are for the kids, for the youth and families, and I think Sen. San Nicolas and I understand that full well," External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

Eddie Calvo states ( about San Nicólas ) : "San Nicolas equated the hay pay adjustment for the Executive Branch, with the more than $1 billion over the span of several decades in unfunded federal mandates placed on GovGuam" External link

kuam Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:59:00 AM EAT

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San Nicólas said ( about Edward T Buckingham ) : "I am not at liberty to state with specificity what I will do at this time. But let me say this, I agree with Congressman Sablan that extraditing former AG Buckingham to the Commonwealth would help restore trust and confidence in the Office of the Attorney General," External link

pidp Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:07:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "The Chamorro people have been and will forever be the native peoples of Guam," External link

pidp Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:43:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "We always ask 'where are we going to find the money?' But yet we can find it when we're talking about raises and pay being retroactive?" External link

pidp Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We're definitely going to put that through the full course," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas told : "It’s now down to 100 (street lights) due to austerity, with CUC rates going up. The agency that is responsible for paying the streetlights is the Department of Public Works and it doesn’t have the money. We cannot tell them not to cut the number of street lights turned on because what else can they do?" External link

pidp Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:49:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “For over a decade, our community has gathered here at the Tinian Peace Monument each August to affirm our commitment to peace,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:56:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The people of Guam have nothing to worry about,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, August 11, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “It’s the first time I’ve experienced this,” External link

marianasvariety Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:45:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "The Commonwealth's efforts to restore a quorum on the board have not interfered with the TAL's (trustee ad litem) temporary authority," External link

pidp Sunday, August 6, 2017 12:04:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas announced : "Being no second, Mr. Chargualaf, the motion dies - as per the legal counsel's consultation," "I just want to remind everyone that we are not above the law, there are laws governing how personnel matters are handled, and they have to be handled through an executive session" External link

kuam Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "From there, you develop an RFP from those needs and then you get some bids in," "That’s how it’s supposed to be done. You’re not supposed to be getting the very person you contract to be giving you the specs. You’d be rigging the bid for that specific vendor" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "From there, you develop an RFP from those needs and then you get some bids in," "That’s how it’s supposed to be done. You’re not supposed to be getting the very person you contract to be giving you the specs. You’d be rigging the bid for that specific vendor" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Bankruptcy of the local church would be inevitable, and attempts to exaggerate, minimize or obscure the effects of bankruptcy on the services provided by the Church is not helpful. The fact is that dioceses in bankruptcy have to make big sacrifices to fund the child abuse lawsuit settlements. Every diocese scrambles to keep the churches and school open, but in doing so, they have to make huge sacrifices elsewhere,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The Church desires for you to do what is right for the victims of abuse, but please safeguard the innocent people and services this bill could harm. I respectfully ask you to pray about your decision,” External link

pidp Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:52:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation–financial settlements through this fund that we create,” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 19, 2016 2:08:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation--financial settlements through this fund that we create," External link

timesdaily Monday, September 19, 2016 12:49:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation–financial settlements through this fund that we create,” External link

therepublic Monday, September 19, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We are already in the process of assessing certain assets to create this fund. We will address this financial obligation--financial settlements through this fund that we create," External link

startribune Monday, September 19, 2016 12:17:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas told : "Mr. chairman I believe we’re very close," External link

pidp Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:42:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I just want it to be clear that when it comes to endorsing candidates, particularly for incumbents that incumbents need to stand on their record," "And that's why I don't think we should be necessarily endorsing each other and we should be endorsing people to evaluate our records as incumbents" External link

kuam Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "For the record, I and the members of the Tinian leadership are against the manner in which the military proposes to use Tinian as described in the draft EIS," External link

pidp Monday, August 8, 2016 1:51:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “And then we’re communicating with the central government to continue their payment on a monthly basis. I believe that’s one of the items of discussions when we’ll meet with the acting governor [today],” “And then we’re on the verge of finalizing another agreement with the [Commonwealth Ports Authority] board to address both of our concerns financially from both sides,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “That’s the key, to put us in a better financial situation without burdening the residential customers,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “If all of those would have come into play, as of right now, or maybe by the end of the fiscal year, we could have been $5 million or $6 million in a better position,” “I just want that to be very clear, since members of the media are here, just so that we have an indication that this board is just not sitting doing nothing. Sometimes we are at the mercy of another body,” External link

pidp Friday, August 5, 2016 11:50:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The archdiocese has learned the news of the lawsuit and we are studying the matter seriously,” “In the meantime, we ask the people to extend their prayers to all” External link

pidp Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas confirmed ( about Education Board ) : "The Guam Education Board received the approval for Mr. Gumataotao's contract by both the attorney general and the Governor's Office," "He is on a contract on a fiscal year basis, so he's there to provide all the legal support whether it's reviewing policies or whatever legal issues that we may want for the legal counsel to look into" External link

kuam Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:51:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "For all those (government employees) who are waiting to retire, we’re getting there," External link

pidp Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas explained : "What we’ve just done by doing that is: One, we’ve contained the liability risk only to existing employees without making it open-ended," "Two, our contribution rate will be matching Social Security contribution rates when it eventually turns on from the federal government. And three, new employees would be put into a plan that does not have an open-ended unfunded liability" External link

pidp Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:46:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas told : “I challenge you as a congressman, elections are coming up — I challenge you to draft an appropriation bill that would help CUC address the same problem you address each time you come here,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “A lot of employees could attest to that — with his leadership things are moving along,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "As I’ve stated in the beginning of my administration, we will do everything in our ability to continue fostering our casino industry. However, it has to be clear that these endeavors must be within the confines of the Gaming Act. Given all that has been said and done, HKE could not meet the standards set forth by law and I applaud them for recognizing that while we are casino friendly, we have rules that must be followed and this announcement was to be expected," External link

pidp Friday, July 8, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "However, with planning and prudence we’ve managed to keep our people employed and to assist our school kids, the sick in our community and our man’amko with the little resources that we have. I am proud of that record," "We are definitely far from being out of the woods but through the leadership’s support, we were able to reach out to seek more investors and those efforts are looking like they are going to pay off," External link

pidp Friday, July 8, 2016 7:25:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas explained : "We are challenged with an increase attrition rate over the past four years with retirement and other means, resulting in a forced reduction of 69 positions," "Retirement in particular has produced many vacancies in senior ranking positions requiring personnel to assume duties well above their pay grade" External link

kuam Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:33:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas added : "And eventually, if not managed correctly and depending on the location, it could make its way down to rivers and streams, and into storm drains, and make its way out to the ocean and our reefs," External link

kuam Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:39:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I and my siblings have talked about it and we decided to continue because Tinian relies mostly on shipped goods,” External link

pidp Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I and my siblings have talked about it and we decided to continue because Tinian relies mostly on shipped goods,” External link

marianasvariety Wednesday, June 22, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We have a beautiful facility that I do not want to see end up becoming an eyesore, much like the La Fiesta Mall on Saipan, because it has been abandoned," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "In the absence of an operating casino, we do not have the means to continue providing consistent delivery of community programs," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "My job is to do whatever I can to keep the casino industry alive which has been the lifeline of Tinian for several decades now," External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "We were able to exercise our memorandums of understanding that we do have in place. That is supported by the Governor of Guam, as well as the commanding officers of the different military and federal assets," "So we are able to respond quickly to respond both inside and outside the gate to ensure that life, safety, and property protection is paramount" External link

kuam Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:43:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "Sen. Blaz and I had a meeting, and he informed me that he should be able to meet the 30-day deadline so we're all looking forward to that day," External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I'm simply setting an expectation because the law was supposed have been followed over the previous several months, and because it wasn't, we now have a need for money in this account," "At this point, in order for me to move his nomination forward, I just want money to be in the account the way it's supposed to be" External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "But I am working with my colleagues on the floor to see if we can report out a bill that we can work on while we're still in session, so we can get a compromise measure through because that's ultimately what we want to do for the people," External link

kuam Friday, March 20, 2015 3:51:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Tommy Morrison ) : "I don't know why Senator Morrison keeps trying to fight with me on pay raises, tax refunds, and now fixing our sports facilities. I am just trying to make sure that the money is there to fix the broken sports facilities and playgrounds in our villages," "I would hope that we could all get along and continue the work of doing what is best for our people," External link

marianasvariety-guam Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:09:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Another question becomes, how do we go about making sure these get enforced?" External link

pidp Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:06:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Another question becomes, how do we go about making sure these get enforced?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : "Mr. Blaz's confirmation as (DOA) director will not move forward unless a substantial deposit is made into the Income Tax Refund Efficient Payment account within the next 30 working days and tax refunds are paid," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Tommy Morrison ) : "Contrary to Sen. Morrison's opinion, I think this discussion is very necessary and the precedence of holding nominees accountable to our people is very proper," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I am giving Mr. Blaz 30 working days to make good on these obligations," "I am confident that he will rise to the occasion in service of our people" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:47:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Every year this annual event continues to grow and provide our artists a perfect venue to showcase their talents,” External link

marianasvariety Monday, March 16, 2015 4:27:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Patients with bleeding disorders were treated on an emergency basis. When they had a bleed, that’s when they got treated. There were no preventative measures,” “Health care providers had really no knowledge of what hemophilia was or Von Willebrand disease” External link

marianasvariety-guam Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:40:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "I need to be very clear, and you're a very nice man ... but how am I, as chair, going to be able to move forward with your nomination when the law isn't being followed and tax refunds are being paid slower than last year?" External link

guampdn Thursday, March 12, 2015 8:37:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : "As the chairman with oversight over the Department of Administration, I am concerned that the law, which is intended to safeguard tax refunds, is not being adequately followed," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas told : "If they're not depositing what they're supposed to be depositing into the fund, how are we going to have money to pay for the tax refunds?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "They're processing the returns, but they're waiting on the money," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : "I would appreciate very much if you could explain why the deposits into the Income Tax Payment Trust Fund have declined so precipitously," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : "Your position on the matter will be a serious inflection point in my consideration of your nomination," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas asked : "Why did you testify that we can afford pay raises for elected and appointed officials when we don't seem to have the money to pay tax refunds at the same rate as last year?" External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "At BBMR they would have a direct hand in determining what priorities are going to get funded," External link

guampdn Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:59:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Income Tax ) : “The disparity in deposits suggests that the government has not been depositing the statutorily mandated 26 percent of income tax revenues into the Income Tax Refund Efficient Payment Trust Fund for the current fiscal year,” “I want to know where the money is going. If it is not being used to pay for tax refunds, what is it being used for? If it is being used to cover shortfalls in the cash needed for government operations, does that violate the law? The people are counting on their tax refunds to be promptly paid and they deserve answers” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:05:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas wrote : “Your position on this matter will be a serious inflection point in my consideration of your nomination,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:05:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Many of our students are graduating from high school not knowing how taxes work. They enter the workforce without understanding how loans, interest and credit work. They graduate not knowing that saving and investing in a retirement fund at an early age will have a dramatic impact on their future financial sustainability because of compounding interest. These topics become such huge parts of our lives as adults, we need to make sure our younger generations have the tools necessary to prosper in the future economy,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Sunday, March 1, 2015 8:16:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “I look forward working with everyone,” External link

marianasvariety Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:15:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I think one of the biggest confusions out there is that the usage of Guam or Chamorro on the packaging," External link

kuam Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:40:00 AM EAT

San Nicólas said : "It's materially different from what it was when we introduced it but it still had some provisions in there that are going to be good for the island, so I'm glad that we at least got some of them through," External link

guampdn Friday, February 20, 2015 8:22:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “The Guam Legislature passed what remained of Bill 4-33, as well as Resolution 2-33. After Sen. Tommy Morrison’s amendment to remove Section 1 of Bill 4, the salaries of elected and appointed officials were no longer repealed,” “What passed today were the remaining sections that require an intervening election before future pay adjustments take effect for elected officials, and a mandate that no public hearings may be waived for any legislation affecting the salaries of elected officials,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Bill No ) : “Similar to a remaining provision in Bill 4-33, this Organic Act Amendment, if passed, would not be able to be sidestepped the way other laws were when the raises were first passed on November 21, 2014,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “On Nov. 21, 2014 certain language was used to bypass other laws in order to hand out raises and retroactive payments. If our congresswoman is successful in getting this mirror provision of the 27th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution put into our Organic Act, we will eliminate any opportunity for politicians to play politics with pay, and stuff their pockets with raises and retro payments. While this will not reverse what happened before, it will prevent it from ever happening again,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Friday, February 20, 2015 8:11:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I never got a raise and I never voted in favor of any raise," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I don't think we should be cutting ourselves but we also shouldn't be giving ourselves raises," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "It is the governor that has been inconsistent," External link

guampdn Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "I know that talking about this is never comfortable," External link

guampdn Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas noted : "They did say that 'if we have all these other priorities we need to meet, why not meet them?'" External link

guampdn Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “We have an overwhelming amount of testimony from the community with respect to how the raises were given out on Nov. 21. A lot of them don’t necessarily object to anybody entertaining the question of raises. But they do have a problem with the way those raises were given out. And they do have a problem with the idea that we were prioritizing pay raises over all of the issues that we have to deal with in our community,” “With all the testimony, it behooves us to understand that if we pass this amendment and we take out the repeal of the raises, we are basically going to be ignoring every single testimony that was provided during the public hearing of this bill, which says they want us to repeal these raises, they want us to go back to the drawing board and start over,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:26:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “Exercise COPE NORTH is an annual multilateral field training exercise that is PACAF funded and conducted at Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB), Guam” External link

marianasvariety Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:56:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : “With the military buildup, we know that there will be a similar revenue rise and fall, and we need to make sure that the temporary and substantial increase in revenue during this period is spent to provide long-term benefits to the community without increasing our long-term liabilities,” External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT

San Nicólas said : "Without this special fund, nonrecurring military buildup related revenues would be spent on the general operations of the government of Guam. If this type of money is not disentangled from the general fund, the government of Guam may be spending these additional revenues on permanent personnel or projects whose funding may not be available in subsequent years," External link

marianasvariety-guam Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:54:00 PM EAT



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Eddie Calvo said ( about San Nicólas ) : "It will make us a laughing stock of the nation, and, again, I don't know where he comes up with these hair brain ideas" "But this is just another hair brain idea by Senator Michael San Nicolas" External link

kuam Friday, July 28, 2017 4:24:00 PM EAT

Joaquin Perez stated ( about San Nicólas ) : "So my question is he really a democrat? And if he doesn't want to be a democrat, he's welcome to step out," "He has any right not to support any incumbents but at the same time, the followers or supporters of those incumbents have every right not to vote for Senator San Nicolas" External link

kuam Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Benjamin Cruz noted ( about San Nicólas ) : "In the hopes of eventually moving toward a Social Security system that’s nationally established, he wanted to put an end to having people on the Defined Contribution plan and have us all on the Social Security plan," "So I want to thank San Nicolas for his insistence" External link

pidp Saturday, June 18, 2016 2:05:00 AM EAT

Tommy Morrison said ( about San Nicólas ) : "We took some time to really think about this over lunch and Sen. San Nicolas and I really sat down to see where we can have a meeting of the minds," "We can't always agree to disagree on everything and that's part of this process too, is where we can find a middle" External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

Tommy Morrison said ( about San Nicólas ) : "At the end of the day, these are for the kids, for the youth and families, and I think Sen. San Nicolas and I understand that full well," External link

guampdn Friday, March 20, 2015 9:17:00 PM EAT

Eddie Calvo states ( about San Nicólas ) : "San Nicolas equated the hay pay adjustment for the Executive Branch, with the more than $1 billion over the span of several decades in unfunded federal mandates placed on GovGuam" External link

kuam Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:59:00 AM EAT