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Funding of projects getting Council riled up

Here at Navajo Council spring session, Monday, April 16, 2018. Council in heated deliberation over amending agenda, which could involve the removal of legislation that seeks funding for capital improvement projects. Speaker Bates is sponsoring LEGISLATION 0116-18, which has several of the capital improvement projects that are on the agenda as individual legislation and so […]

Speaker Bates pushing $1.6M for 110 chapters

STILL HERE AT RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AT NAVAJO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TSE BONIOT, N.M. AND RDC NOW ON LEGISLATION 0116-18 SPONSORED BY SPEAKER LORENZO BATES. LEGISLATION 0116-18 WAS ADDED TO AGENDA SO I DON’T HAVE THE TITLE OF LEGISLATION. FOUND INFO ON COUNCIL WEBSITE: LEGISLATION 0116-18, Title An Action Relating to Health, Education and Human […]

Council opens door for Shihasin Fund for commerical buildings

LEGISLATION 0401-17: An Action Relating to Law and Order; Budget and Finance, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Amending CD-68-14, The Navajo Nation Sfhasin Fund (90%) SPONSOR: Honorable Dwight Witherspoon CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Walter Phelps SPEAKER LORENZO BATES SAYS LEGISLATION 0401-17 REQUIRES 22 “YES” VOTES. COUNCIL VOTES ON 0401-17, VOTING MACHINE SHOWS 21-1, WHEN DELEGATE […]

Council back on amendment to Sihasin Fund

LEGISLATION 0401-17: An Action Relating to Law and Order; Budget and Finance, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Amending CD-68-14, The Navajo Nation Sfhasin Fund (90%) SPONSOR: Honorable Dwight Witherspoon CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Walter Phelps DELEGATE CROTTY, if we open this up, are we opening up funds for construction of buildings to operate out of? […]

Twin Arrows Entertainment Center legislation removed but challenged

LEGISLATION 0355-16: An Action Relating to Resources and Development, Budget and Finance and Naabik’fyati’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Adopting the Sfhasin Fund Twin Arrows/Glittering Mountain Family Entertainment Center Economic Development Expenditure Plan Pursuant to Resolution CD-68-14 And 12 N.N.C. §§ 2501-2508 SPONSOR: Honorable Jonathan L. Hale CO-SPONSOR: Honorable Alton Joe Shepherd (m) Honorable Norman […]

Who should spend Navajo Nation $554M settlement?

The Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee has LEGISLATION 0045-17 on its proposed March 23, 2017, agenda. Legislation 0045-17 would terminate the Sihasin Subcommittee, which is primarily Budget & Finance Committee members, and return authority to the full Naabik’iyati Committee on how the Navajo Nation $554 million settlement is spent. The debate on whether to remove […]