Daily Archives: September 9, 2013

Council approves amending Veterans Trust Fund

Greetings Relatives/Frens, WiFi temporarily went down as I was blogging at Council chamber about proposed legislation to amend the Navajo Nation Trust Fund by reducing the 4 percent setaside of all tribal revenues that the tribe receives and that’s deposited into Veterans Trust Fund. Delegate Alton Shepherd’s legislation to amend the VTF reduces the 4 […]

Veterans housing project for 1 year trial?

DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE We can grab it before it goes to New York. Crazy interpretation by lawyers and now looking at second Trust Fund to raid. This Veterans Trust Fund is just growing and growing. This was created to help with homes. It’s helping Investment managers. Let’s remove Trust Fund. If voted against NAHASDA, can’t […]

Navajo Council taking up Veterans Fund

SPONOR OF LEGISLATION/DELEGATE ALTON SHEPHERD Asking for one amendment which is to carryover balance in Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund into 2014 budget. I see this as final stage of this legislation which would provide funding for homes for veterans. We will continue to monitor this project which I believe will continue to grow. At […]

Navajo Council approves 2014 budget

The Council has approved 33 amendments to the proposed tribal government 2014 operating budget. DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE I will vote againt cuz put lot of things into budget that lacks accountability. SPEAKER NAIZE Remember this requires 16 “yes” votes. COUNCIL VOTING AT 6:43 PM 16 in favor, 1 opposed

Council getting ready to vote on 2014 budget

  NAVAJO COUNCIL GETTING READY TO VOTE ON PROPOSED 2014 BUDGET. LEGISLATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR TOM PLATERO IS READING THE MORE THAN 30 AMEMDMENTS THAT THE COUNCIL APPROVED TO THE PROPOSED 2014 BUDGET.

Council approves $550,000 without waiver of law

NAVAJO COUNCIL DEBATE OVER APPROPRIATING $550,000 TO CHAPTERS FOR BURIAL COSTS BUT MONEY WOULD GO INTO “GENERAL ACTIVITY ACCOUNT” WHICH IS BASICALLY A DISCRETIONARY FUND OR SLUSH FUND. DELEGATE JONATHAN HALE IS THE DELEGATE THAT MADE THE AMENDMENT FOR 110 CHAPTERS TO EACH RECEIVE $5,0000 FOR A TOTAL APPROPRIATION OF $550,000. DELEGATE ALTONG SHEPHERD Does […]

Chapter Discretionary Fund?

NAVAJO COUNCIL DEBATING WHETHER TO APPROPRIATE $5,000 TO EACH CHAPTER FOR “CHAPTER GENERAL ACTIVITY ACCOUNT” OR “DISCRETIONARY FUND” TO HELP FAMILIES WITH BURIAL COSTS BUT SOME DELEGATES ARE CONCERNED WITH HOW CHAPTER MIGHT USE $5,000 SINCE IN DISCRETIONARY FUND WHERE CHAPTER OFFICIALS COULD USE FOR ANYTHING THEY WANT. ONE OF THE DELEGATES REMINDED COUNCIL ABOUT […]

Navajo Council special 2014 session

Greetings Relatives/Frens, I’m here at empty Navajo Council chamber waiting for Navajo Council to convene their 2014 Budget session. The Council tabled the proposed 2014 tribal government operating budget on Friday, 9-6-13, after Delegate Jonthan Nez, who is also the Budget & Finance Committee vice chairperson, realized that the proposed 2014 budget with 30 amendments […]