Council on bill to increase Sales Tax for fire & rescue

LEGISLATION 0355-17: An Act Relating to the Law and Order, Budget and Finance, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees, and the Navajo Nation Council; Amending 24 N.N.C. § 620 of the Navajo Nation Sales Tax; Allocating 1 Percent of the Sales Tax to Navajo Nation Fire and Rescue Services SPONSOR: Honorable Walter Phelps CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Benjamin L. Bennett […]

Navajo Council fails to over-ride President Shelly’s veto of Junk Food Tax, but over-rides Shelly’s veto of no tax on certain healthy foods

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I’m reporting this because I noticed that the wrong Legislation was posted regarding the Junk Food Tax. And there was Council debate that was associated with Navajo Oil and Gas Company, instead of Junk Food Tax and eliminated of sales tax of certain healthy foods. And so here is the corrected post regarding […]

Naabi votes 12 in favor, 6 opposed on Healthy Dine’ Nation Act

Naabi’s vote of 12 in favor, 6 opposed recommends approval by Navajo Council of Healthy Dine’ Nation Act. SPEAKER NAIZE We have been on legislation for over 2 hours. Two amendment: page 5, line 30, after trail and page 4, line 28, insert Sunset clause 2018 unless extended by Council VOTE ON HEALTHY DINE’ NATION […]

Conflicting legal advice pushes withdrawal of Referendum

Naabi debating referendum for Healthy Dine’ Nation Act. DELEGATE DAVID TOM Is this tax also going to be on Food Stamps? DELEGATE DANNY SIMPSON I support giving voice back to people but I don’t want Department of Justice and Legislative Counsel calling legislation our of order if goes to Referendum. LEGISLATIVE ATTORNEY RON HAVEN referendum […]

Taxes, like revenues from coal/natural resources need Referendum

Naabit debating whether to have referendum for Healthy Dine’ Nation Act. DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY Taxes and Money from natural resources are property of Navajo people. They’re nothing in the law that says how we shud not abuse those monies. People shud have a say in the annual budget, how we spend money from coal, natural […]

Naabi debating Referendum for Healthy Dine’ Nation Act

Naabi debating amendments to Healthy Dine’ Nation Act DELEGATE JONATHAN NEZ Amendment for Healthy Dine’ Nation Act to become Referendum. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON Concerned that amendment takes from Council. DELEGATE NELSON BEGAYE If we are going to give to people as referendum then do little differently. Amendment by Delegate Leoanrd Tsosie and other amendments place […]

Add Sunset clause to Healthy Dine’ Nation Act

Naabi wrapping up debate on Healthy Dine’ Nation Act DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE Amendment: Put sunset clause so if not working and creating problems for small businesses then it expires on own. None of us against healthy Navajo Nation but many factors come into this such as running business off rez. See this with fast food […]

Amend Health Dine’ Nation Act, add swimming pools

Naabi continues Healthy Dine’ Nation Act debate DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON If truly trying to impact behavior, studies recommend charge 15 percent. And I asked Department of Justice attorney Gomez to look up info, which shows taxes on alcohol and tobacco to impact behavior. In terms of whiskey in Az, $3 gallon. NM $6.06 gallon. Beer: […]

Let people vote on Healthy Dine’ Nation Act

Naabi still debating Healthy Dine’ Nation Act. DELEGATE JONATHAN NEZ We hear you, students. Hold your head up high. We shouldn’t let this discussion on how to live a healthy lifestyle die. This discussion generalizes Navajo people in a negative way. I heard that we are lazy, etc. But there are people living healthy lifestyles […]

Stretching a dollar by buying junk food

Naabi debating Healthy Dine’ Nation Act DELEGATE LEONARD PETE What we are talking about is the health of the nation – elders, youth, infants. If I was the owner of T&R, I wud cut price of soda, junk food by 50 percent to lure people into T&R. I wud set up store right off rez […]