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Pataki expected to veto Indian tax legislation


New York Gov. George Pataki (R) is expected to veto legislation that would force state sales tax on reservation businesses.

The state Senate and Assembly overwhelmingly passed the bills. If enacted into law, they would require the collection of state taxes on gasoline and cigarettes sold to non-Indians.

Tribes have opposed the imposition of any state taxes. They say Indian-owned businesses would be forced to close.

Pataki has refused to order taxes on reservations but has sought compacts with tribes that would require collection of some taxes.

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Pataki weighs taxes on reservation sales (AP 11/12)

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