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Navajo Nation Council Considering Junk Food Tax

A proposed sales tax on junk food is headed to the Navajo Nation Council for consideration. The legislation calls for an additional two-percent tax on sweetened beverages, chips, candy, cookies and pastries bought on the reservation, which spans parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The revenue would be used to build wellness centers, parks, basketball courts, trails, gardens and picnic grounds. It would also help to sponsor health education classes.

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