Idaho bill puts deadline on tribal tax agreements
A Republican lawmaker is threatening to take away all tribal gasoline tax revenues if tribes don't reach an agreement with the state by July 1.

State Rep. JoAn Wood said the state is losing $3.5 million in gasoline taxes a year. She said it isn't "fair" that non-Indians pay taxes to the state.

Tribal leaders say the bill is misguided. They have been trying to negotiate tax agreements for several years but have been delayed by Republican-led maneuvers in the Legislature that had to be fought in the courts. Tribes won two major gas tax rulings at the state and federal level.

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Proposal would put deadline on ID tribal gas tax negotiations (AP 2/12)

Relevant Links:
Coeur d'Alene Tribe - http://www.cdatribe.com
Nez Perce Tribe - http://www.nezperce.org
Shoshone-Bannock Nation - http://www.sho-ban.com

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