OEK committees wrestle riders in conference
State block grants, retiree cola payments and visa fee at stake
By: L.N. Reklai
Implementation of State block grants for 2017 and $50 dollar SS cola payment to retirees is in question as House bill 9-203-22s, HD1,SD3 goes to Conference Committee of both houses of OEK.
According to Speaker Sabino Anastacio of the House of Delegates, state block grants and Social Security cola payment are being held hostage by the visa rider added to the House bill 9-203-22s, HD1, SD3.