Created: 01/27/2014 8:43 AM
By: The Associated Press
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Council begins its winter session Monday with delegates proposing bills on topics ranging from removal of the council speaker to enacting an additional sales tax on junk food.
Legislation sponsored by Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd would remove Speaker Johnny Naize (naze) from the speaker's office because of pending bribery and conspiracy charges. Naize denies wrongdoing.
The Daily Times reports that the bill to remove Naize and another to appoint a replacement could be the first items considered when the council convenes in Window Rock, Ariz.
Proponents of the bill for additional tax on junk food say it would help curb health problems such as diabetes, while opponents say the tax would burden consumers.
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