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State Supreme Court upholds deal on tribal gas stations

 


SPOKANE — The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit by non-tribal gas-station owners challenging gas-tax compacts negotiated in the past decade between the state and Indian tribes.

The Supreme Court ruled that non-Indian gas station owners failed to prove that the payments to the tribes, which total about $30 million a year, were not refunds for taxes paid on motor-vehicle fuels.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/supreme-court-upholds-deal-on-tribal-gas-stations/


 

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