All posts tagged "Puerto Rico Legislature"
San Juan mayor: The fiscal board must disappear
Requests that the legislature define the payment of pensions, education, safety and healthcare as essential services
- Posted October 3, 2019
Justice secretary: New Puerto Rico Government Act does not violate Constitution
Vázquez says measure does not encroach on powers of Legislature to approve laws, but rather recognizes its faculty to study Reorganization Plan and decide whether to approve it
- Posted November 15, 2017
Puerto Rico lawmakers still have reservations about medicinal cannabis
SAN JUAN – Although Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s Plan for Puerto Rico includes a law to regulate the medicinal cannabis industry, at least one New Progressive Party (NPP) senator has opposed the bill, and nine other majority legislators...
- Posted March 30, 2017
Lack of Attendance Derails House Special Session
Nine majority representatives were absent Wednesday.
- Posted December 23, 2016
Proposed Civil Code Brings Puerto Rico into the Modern Age
SAN JUAN – Reducing the age of majority from 21 to 18; regulating parentage issues arising from the use of donor sperm or ovum or surrogate mothers; elimination of the causes of divorce in favor of no-fault divorce;...
- Posted November 23, 2016
Aponte Hernández Requests to Certify Fund Availability Before Law Approval
NPP Representative wants the Senate to consider House Bill 3001 for approval
- Posted July 14, 2016
Legislature Moves Forward on Pending Confirmation Hearings
Hearings scheduled for Sec. of State Suárez, Supreme Court nominee Colón
- Posted June 16, 2016
Puerto Rico Debt Payments Almost 20% of Next Year’s Budget
By contrast, in the current fiscal year, debt service is 12% of the $9.5-billion budget
- Posted June 8, 2016
Retailers Claim Legislature Hides Additional Tax in Pro-Recycling Bill
House Bill 2141 seeks to impose a five-cent deposit to consumers every time they purchase a bottled beverage, to be refunded once the bottle is returned for recycling
- Posted May 11, 2016