Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Oct. 29

Nez-Lizer thank New Mexico Legislature for over $25 million in capital outlay funds

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer thank the New Mexico State Legislature for its approval of H.B. 349, which seeks New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s approval of over $25 million in Capital Outlay Funds for Navajo communities in the state of New Mexico.

“On behalf of our communities in the state of New Mexico, I extend my appreciation and gratitude to the members of the New Mexico State Legislature for supporting these much-needed infrastructure development projects to help the Navajo people,” said President Nez. “We along with chapter officials and members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council met with state legislators throughout the session to advocate for the funds. Now we respectfully request the support of Governor Lujan Grisham to approve the funds.”

The bill, which provides over $532 million across the entire state for various projects, was approved by legislators during the recent session that ended on Feb. 20. Gov. Lujan Grisham will have until March 11 to consider the funds, which may be subject to line-item veto.

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