Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

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.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020