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Letter uncovers Johnny Méndez gives green light to message from the governor outside the Capitol | Government and politics

The message of State and Budget that Governor Wanda Vázquez will present today at 5:00 pm is the axis of controversy among political leaders.

The leadership of the Popular Democratic Party filed a complaint against the State Election Commission the first executive for alleged violations of the Electoral Law, informed the president of the community Aníbal José Torres.

Likewise, the spokesman for the minority in the House of Representatives, Rafael Tatito Hernández questioned the president of the House Carlos '' Johnny '' Méndez called the Legislature to a message outside the Capitol without the authorization of its members, as required by the Constitution.

However, in a letter sent to the Governor, the Speaker of the House granted the request from the president to carry out the message of the 2020 budget outside the House of Laws.

Part of the letter, which is dated June 11, 2020 and signed by Mé Ndez Nuñez, establishes that:

"As I indicated to you last week, I understand that the Constitution requires that the message be offered at the Capitol, in accordance with Articles IV, III, I, as the seat of the Assembly Legislative is said building.

However, in the spirit of maintaining social distance by Covid-19 and that important and essential issues for the People and Puerto Rico do not deviate from public opinion , we grant your request. Mr. Moisés Cortés, administrator of the House of Representatives will be the liaison of this Body with his office, to coordinate the event. "

In the afternoon of today, the Novoprogressive caucus held a meeting at the door closed.

 Johnny Mendez gives the governor the green light to give his message outside the Capitol - June 18 2020

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