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Cherokees OK $934 million budget, largest in tribe's history


TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation’s 2017 budget is set and on track to be the largest in the tribe’s history.

On Monday night, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a $934.2 million budget for the coming fiscal year. With funding from a combination of grants, compacts, contracts, dividends, taxes and revenue from the tribe’s gaming and nongaming businesses, that figure represents a $170 million increase from 2016.


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