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Controller’s office to get supplemental funding

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The Navajo Nation Controller’s Office will get the $1.87 million Controller Pearline Kirk said she needed to avoid layoffs.

The funding is part of a $15.9 million supplemental appropriation package passed by the Navajo Nation Council and signed by President Jonathan Nez on Sunday.

A story posted on the Navajo Times website Tuesday had stated the controller was worried about not receiving the supplemental funds, which she said were needed because of all the extra work her staff has been doing as a result of having to process the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act funding, including the hardship assistance checks to every eligible tribal member.

By that time, however, Nez had already signed off on the appropriation.

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About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth was the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation, until her retirement on May 31, 2021. Her other beats included agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.”

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