Executive Actions

MEMORANDUM – Governor Torres grants administrative leave on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in the spirit of the holidays

As we are all well aware, this past year has been filled with many unique setbacks and challenges, not just for our Commonwealth but for the entire nation and the world.  Yet despite the hardships and inconveniences that we have endured, we are reminded that it is not the setbacks and challenges we face that define us as a people and community, but rather, our ability to adapt and overcome them.

MEMORANDUM – Governor Torres grants administrative leave for all non-critical Commonwealth employees in the spirit of the holiday season

As Christmas day draws near, we take the opportunity to reflect upon the gifts we are most grateful for with the ones we love and cherish most. The holiday season brings forth the best of what the Commonwealth and its people have to offer, for it is time of rejoicing with family and friends, spreading goodwill to our neighbors, and giving thanks for all our blessings, big and small.

MEMORANDUM – Closure of non-essential government offices for the next 14 days

Protecting the health and safety of our people has been the main priority during this COVID-19 pandemic, and I will continue to do everything I can to keep our community safe against this virus. Accordingly, I am hereby shutting down all non-essential government offices in the Commonwealth for the next 14 days from Monday, December 6, 2021 through Sunday, December 19, 2021.

MEMORANDUM – 2022 Legal Holidays

Pursuant to 1 CMC § 311, the following legal holidays are observed in the Commonwealth for the calendar year of 2022. Please note that schools and government offices are closed on these days. All department and activity heads must ensure that essential public services are not disrupted during these days.

Guidance on Austerity Mondays for FY 2021

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Office of the Governor Response to Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed Against the House Judiciary & Government Operations Committee

Yesterday, the Superior Court held that the Office of the Governor could not proceed with its case against the House Judiciary and Government Operations Committee. Although the Administration respects the decision of the Judge, we believe the decision is erroneous by ignoring and misinterpreting law and precedent. For example, in its rush to follow federal precedent, it skipped right over the plain text of the Commonwealth Constitution. Then it overlooked some of the most important protections found even in the federal cases — such as the rule that the legislature may subpoena the executive only when the information it needs is not reasonably available anywhere else. The decision will be appealed. It will be for the Supreme Court to ultimately decide the merits of this civil case.

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