Winnebago Tribe discusses gas tax
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MAY 23, 2001

Lance Morgan, CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, met with Nebraska officials on Tuesday to discuss the tribe's gas tax.

The tribe last December began collecting its own 3-cent sales tax, foregoing the state tax. The state has been weighing if this is legal under federal law.

The Nebraska Legislature is considering a bill to authorize Governor Mike Johanns to negotiate tax compacts with tribes. Other states elsewhere have such compacts in which tribes collect sales taxes that are usually directed back into a tribal fund.

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Winnebago drop state fuel tax in favor of tribal fee (The Lincoln Journal Star 5/23)

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