Leepan says salary freeze should apply to AG’s office

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DURING the House session on Friday, Rep. Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero noted Governor Communication 21-106, which certifies and grants “approval for Mr. Doug Edwin Lowe, Chief for Civil Division, under the Office of the Attorney General to receive an annual salary of $80,000.”

Guerrero said Executive Order 2020-03 declared a price freeze adding: “I do not understand why the governor cannot [also] declare a salary freeze.”

He added, “We should be mindful of the economic state of the CNMI.”

He wants to know why Lowe’s salary is $80,000 instead of $50,000 or $55,000, adding that the AG should be mindful of this “additional money” in view of another round of austerity measures.

“I am very saddened to see this again,” Guerrero said.

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