Navajo Nation officials say they could be forced to lay off 65 people due to proposed budget cuts.
The executive branch could lose 40 people and the judicial branch could lose 25 people, officials said. “I plea with you that we not do that — that we not subject employees to that trauma,” Chief Justice Herb Yazzie of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court told Navajo Nation Council delegates, The Gallup independent reported.
The council could also be forced to eliminate jobs, one delegate said.
Dine gov’t warns of layoffs (The Gallup Independent 6/11)