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Navajo Council Approves $4.1 Million in Special Session

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- Funding for a temporary jail on the Navajo Nation will have to wait.

The Tribal Council voted during a special session to delete all but one bill from its agenda. That includes a $1.265 million appropriation to set up a modular jail for the Chinle police district.

The council met for less than two hours Monday and approved about $4 million in spending.

Delegates voted 76-7 for a $2 million measure that provides drought relief. Billed as emergency legislation.

The drought relief bill provides for rehabilitating water wells, earthen dams, storage tanks and minor and major repairs on equipment.

The council could consider it during another session, provided the figures are updated to fit the fiscal 2008 budget.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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