Seneca Nation leaders lobby against tax effort
Friday, November 7, 2003

Seneca Nation leaders stepped up their campaign against the state of New York's taxation efforts on Thursday.

The tribe is prepared to go to court to stop the state from forcing Indian businesses to collect cigarette and gasoline taxes. Seneca leaders and business owners on the reservation say they will be shut out.

The state can impose its tax on the sale of goods to non-Indians. State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said reservation revenues will bring in $186 million in the current fiscal year and $374 million in the next.

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