Updated: 03/22/2014 7:51 PM |
Created: 03/22/2014 5:25 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly vetoed legislation that would create a special tax on junk food and eliminate sales tax on nuts, fresh fruit and vegetables.
However, tribal lawmaker Jonathan Hale is preparing to override Shelly’s veto.
The legislation calls for a 2 percent sales tax hike on chips, candy, cookies, sweetened beverages and pastries that are sold on the reservation.
In order for the veto to work, at least two-thirds of the 24 Tribal Council members must agree.