Nebraska lawmakers reduce allocation for Whiteclay fund
Nebraska lawmakers cut down a proposed $250,000 fund for projects in the Whiteclay area down to just $25,000.

The $25,000 will be used for grants to address health, social and other issues in the town, where four liquor stores sell 4.1 million cans of beer a year, mainly to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Lawmakers also agreed to about $42,000 for a grant writer at the Nebraska Indian Affairs Commission. The grant writer could help secure more funds for Whiteclay issues.

The funding is part of an appropriations bill that still needs final approval.

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Bill would provide $25,000 in grant money for Whiteclay (The Lincoln Journal Star 3/29)
Nebraska lawmakers reduce Whiteclay fund allotment (AP 3/29)

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