Law
Idaho gas tax bill ready for governor's signature
A bill to force Idaho tribes to negotiate a gasoline tax agreement has passed the House and Senate.

The bill sets a December 1 deadline to negotiate agreements. Otherwise, tribes will have to submit a gasoline distribution tax to the state.

At issue is an estimated $3.5 million in revenue. The tribes use it to fund their roads, schools and other infrastructure.

Two prior attempts to impose a tax on the tribes were rejected by the state and federal courts. This time, Idaho Republicans are imposing the tax on distributors who sell gas to tribes.

Get the Story:
Gas-tax bill goes to Otter (The Spokesman Review 3/22)
Idaho Senate passes bill to set Dec. 1 deadline to tax tribal gas (AP 3/22)

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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