Ak-Chins gives $10M to Maricopa, school district - New York News

Ak-Chins gives $10M to Maricopa, school district

Updated:

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Maricopa residents gave Ak-Chin Indian Community officials a standing ovation when it was announced the tribe is donating $2.6 million to Maricopa's financially struggling school district.

Then jaws dropped when it was announced at the City Council meeting Tuesday night that the tribe will give $7.4 million to the Pinal County city for its recreation complex.

According to the Casa Grande Dispatch, the school district has been scrambling to find ways to cut spending to close a budget shortfall.

Tribal Council Chairman Louis Manuel Jr. said the tribe was concerned about how the school district's financial troubles would affect the several hundred Ak-Chin students.

Maricopa Mayor Christian Price said the donation for the recreation complex will be used to pay for operating the facility. Voter-approved bonds financed its construction.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NY man arrested on DWI charge after friend killed

    NY man arrested on DWI charge after friend killed

    Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk.
    Police say a Long Island man struck and killed a friend after she got out of his car and started walking because she believed he was drunk.
  • Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:31:59 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen "Twitch" Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.
  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices