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PROCLAMATION – 2022 National Hospital Week – May 8-14, 2022

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands established the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation to maintain and improve health and sanitary conditions, to minimize and control communicable diseases, and to establish standards of medical and dental care for the people of the CNMI.

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International Decade of Indigenous Languages

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PARENT LEADERSHIP MONTH
February 2022

Torres Administration Highlights Infrastructure Plans for the CNMI in DC Talks

On Tuesday, February 1, 2022, CNMI Department of Finance Secretary David DLG. Atalig delivered remarks on behalf of Governor Ralph DLG. Torres to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of the Interior Interagency Group on Insular Affairs (IGIA) in Washington, D.C.

Governor Torres Expresses Support and Gratitude for Saipan Cares for Animals

The local non-profit organization Saipan Cares for Animals (SCA) has recently announced that they plan on closing down their animal shelter within the next week due to a decision made by the CNMI Zoning Board. While the Commonwealth Zoning Board did inform SCA of the need to halt their current operations by January 31, 2022, they have not mandated SCA to vacate the premises. 

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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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