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DEATHS

Randall Ray Woodall, 62

Born February 26, 1959

Died September 22, 2021

Jessie Madalyn Bingham, 96

Born May 11, 1925

Died September 22, 2021

Terry Jean Roach, 70

Born March 26, 1951

Died September 19, 2021

Virginia L. Cothran, 86

Born April 16, 1935

Died September 19, 2021

Ricky Jake Hamon, 51

Born December 31, 1969

Died September 18, 2021

Margaret A. Johnson, 70

Born August 8, 1951

Died September 18, 2021

William Kenneth Bailey, 76

Born August 27, 1945

Died September 18, 2021

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:35 AM

The Cherokee Nation on Monday passed a nearly $3 billion budget—the largest operating budget in the tribe’s history, and almost half the size of the state of Oklahoma’s budget.

The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved the FY22 General Operating Budget of $2.98 billion and a capital investment budget of $418.5 million during Monday night’s Council meeting.

The budget increase will help with COVID-19 response programs, and provide staffing and services to expand the tribe’s criminal justice system upholding obligations under the U.S. Supreme Court McGirt ruling, the tribe stated in a release.

The nation expects to grow its tribal government employee base to more than 5,000 employees in the fiscal year beginning Oct 1.

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