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The new Lumbee Tribal Council budget would increase stipends to members and anticipates revenues of more than $30 million.
Tribal council members approved the new spending plan during a meeting in February, according to a report from The Robesonian publication on Feb. 18.
The budget projects collecting $33.25 million in revenue, the publication writes, with $18.45 million coming from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act.
The budget plan earmarks $126,900 for stipends to tribal council members, almost doubling their current payment of $300 to $500 per person a month, the publication reported.
The publication also wrote that the budget vote happened because the governing body chairman, Harvey Goodwin, vetoed the last 2019-2020 spending plan. As a result, the tribal council was worked under the $24.2 million 2018-2019 budget.
The budget is still pending final approval based on the process the tribal council follows, according to the publication.