Senate Committee Passes Bill to Allow Money for Tribes
Cheyenne, WY – A State Senate Committee has passed a bill that would allow state money to fund government services on the Wind River Reservation. The proposed constitutional amendment aims to eliminate a legal hurdle that has kept state money from going to the tribes because they're a sovereign nation. Allison Sage, the Arapaho tribal liaison, says they only want the same treatment as other taxpayers. Some tribal members worry about giving up sovereignty, so Sage says it's a delicate situation. The resolution now heads to the Senate floor.