Court action planned in tax dispute
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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2002

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska this week plans on filing suit in federal court in a dispute over gas taxes allegedly owed to the state of Kansas.

The tribe says the battle over $1.25 million in distribution taxes resides in the federal system because it involves inter-tribal commerce and issues of sovereignty. The tribe has been delivering gas to three tribes in Kansas.

For that reason, the state has filed criminal actions in its own courts against two tribal officials. The state says the tribal aspect is not an issue in the case.

Get the Story:
Winnebagos seek injunction; Kansas wants officials arrested (The Lincoln Journal Star 4/13)
Winnebago leader charged in Kansas gas-tax dispute (The Omaha World-Herald 4/13)

Relevant Links:
The Winnebago Tribe -
Kansas Department of Revenue -

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