- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) - Monday marks the start of the Navajo Nation Council’s spring session.

Lawmakers meet quarterly for weeklong sessions in Window Rock.

The first day generally is reserved for hearing reports from the tribal president, Tribal Council speaker and other officials.

Among the agenda items are two measures that would override presidential vetoes of a junk food tax and an elimination of sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lawmakers also will vote on a bill to appoint a chief legal counsel for the legislative branch.

LoRenzo Bates will preside over the session. He’s filling in for Johnny Naize, who is facing bribery and conspiracy charges and recently was placed on administrative leave by his colleagues.

Naize says he’s done nothing wrong and is challenging the lawmakers’ action in tribal court.

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