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Begaye Vetoes $20M for Airplanes

Begaye Vetoes $20M for Airplanes
November 10
11:39 2015

The Navajo Nation’s plan to purchase three new airplanes never got off the ground.

President Russell Begaye

President Russell Begaye

President Russell Begaye yesterday citied lack of justification and vetoed the resolution seeking a loan of $20 million for new airplanes for the tribe.

If the resolution passed, the tribe’s Office of the Controller to secure a loan from KeyBank to purchase three Beechcraft King turboprop aircraft. The loan would have covered the planes, as well as, pilot training, warranties and maintenance.

In a press release, Begaye stated, “As leaders of the Navajo Nation, we must be prudent and fiscally responsible to our people and for our government”

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