Gov. John deJongh singled out Craig Barshinger, the VI Senate's At Large Senator, for his failure to support the Governor's bill to allow the Territory to borrow as much as $250 million.
After a narrow vote to approving the borrowing, the Governor made a statement saying "The names of those who cast no votes should also be remembered. (They) should be called upon to say what they would vote for, because from them we received no proposals, no suggestions and no offered amendments.
Earlier, the Governor had characterized opponents of the new loan saying, "A 'no' vote is nothing less than a vote to send our government workers home, curtail government services and close facilities."
The loan will be used to fund the government's operations for the balance of the fiscal year with … no layoffs, no cutbacks, no reduction in paid government holidays, and so on.