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R.I. tribe upset over reservation checkpoint bill

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FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2003

The chief of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island criticized a bill that would set up checkpoints around the tribe's reservation in order to make customers pay state cigarette tax.

The tribe wants to open a tax-free smoke shop on tribal land but Gov. Donald Carcieri says the plan is illegal. Rep. Charlene Lima wrote a bill to make sure the tax is collected.

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Narragansett Tribe - http://www.narragansett-tribe.org

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