Seneca Nation worried about New York taxation push
The Seneca Nation is worried that the state of New York might try to impose taxes on reservation businesses in order to close up a $15 billion budget deficit.

President Barry E. Snyder Sr. met with Gov. David Paterson (D) on Friday to discuss taxation and other issues. He said the tribe is always willing to negotiate with the state.

"We are encouraged that Gov. Paterson also finds these issues significant, but we are concerned about any efforts to make the Seneca Nation pay part of the bill for the state’s economic woes," Snyder said in a statement, The Buffalo News reported.

The tribe has been lobbying Paterson to veto a bill that seeks to impose taxes on reservations. Paterson has said he wants to negotiate.

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