Rep. Victor Hocog wants to write a check to Gov. Benigno Fitial and let him decide how to spend it.
Seriously, this was actually in the Saipan Tribune and it's obviously not April Fool's Day.
Finally, a way to pass a budget on time after years of failure: do nothing.
According to Hocog, "the governor may be the best to determine how the money should be distributed to the departments and agencies."
Reductio ad absurdum
Good start, but the governor may be the best to determine how to run the departments and agencies. Who needs a legislature?. Think of the savings.
This was foreshadowed last week, when Sen. Maria Pangelinan groused about those agencies: "They cannot even respond to a simple request to confirm the positions in their department."
And, evidently, the Senate can't force them to comply.