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The Nation's Finances

The Ho-Chunk Nation is a sovereign government that operates revenue generating businesses (both gaming and non) to fund the needs of the tribal membership. Additionally, the Nation receives grants and loans to increase employment and develop their enterprises. As with nearly all governments, the Nation operates on a limited amount of resources to fulfill its vast social needs and desires. For this reason, the Nation depends on the elected officials to work toward a balance to our economy by prioritizing dollars in its annual budget process. According to the Appropriations and Budget Process Act, the Legisture determines spending limits each year for each Branch of Government. In addition, they budget external items such as per-capita payments, health insurance, and capital projects.