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White appointed acting controller

The Navajo Nation got word of a new acting controller Friday, only two days after the 23rd Navajo Nation Council voted to remove the previous Controller Jim Parris.

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Council votes out controller 17-5

The Navajo Nation controller Jim Parris is out with a 17-5 vote from Navajo Nation Council during the Navajo Nation Special Session on Wednesday.

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652 jobs added; NAPI to go organic

If you want to know what drives Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, it can be summed up in one word: jobs.

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Council building back trust after slush scandal

As 2016 ended, the Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, LoRenzo Bates, deliberated on some of the biggest issues of the past year: the continued need to create more jobs on the reservation, concerns over the future of Navajo gaming, the dwindling power of tribal chapters and any fallout that may exist because of what a court judge called a betrayal of trust by many members of the tribal council between 2006 and 2010.

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Controller resigns

Navajo Nation Controller Jim Parris put in his resignation Tuesday, days after a legislation seeking his removal was submitted.

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B&F seeks removal of NN controller

Navajo Nation Controller Jim Parris was only confirmed into his position a year ago, but the Navajo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee is asking for Parris to be removed.

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Three more line-item vetoes from President Begaye

He vetoed funding for the Election Administration Office, an appropriation for a Department of Water Resources Management study of the Little Colorado River, and a proposal to penalize programs by clipping 10 percent of their non-personnel operating costs as a penalty.

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Late date prompts more changes to budget

Although less than expected, the Navajo Nation Council approved adding some money to the Navajo Nation Comprehensive Budget during their special council session…

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Presto! Council’s budget amendments are back

Some $7.8 million in funds vetoed by President Begaye in the present fiscal year’s Navajo Nation budget could be restored tomorrow.

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Council names new water rights subcommittee

A five-member subcommittee will negotiate the Little Colorado River water rights settlement with the Hopi Tribe …