Proposed Navajo Junk-Food Tax Fails At Council - The Associated Press
An effort to resurrect a junk-food tax on the country's largest American Indian reservation has failed.
The Navajo Nation Council earlier this year approved an additional 2 percent sales tax on snacks high in fat, sugar and salt. Tribal President Ben Shelly vetoed the measure, saying it was unclear how the tax would be enacted and enforced.
A bill to override that veto came before tribal lawmakers Tuesday but fell three votes short.