TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved has approved a $566 million operating budget for fiscal year 2014.
The tribal council approved the budget on Thursday, and the 2014 fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The tribal council approved a $92 million capital improvements budget and $4.6 million for a new residential treatment facility for Native American youth battling alcohol and substance abuse.
Under the approved budget, $150,000 is earmarked to hold more community meetings in the 14-county jurisdiction.
Also on Thursday, the tribal council confirmed Chuck Hoskin Jr. as the tribe's new secretary of state. He begins the position immediately.
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