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Seneca: Cigarette tax bill is a throwback to ‘termination era’

Tweet A bill passed by the New York State legislature to force Indian businesses to collect state taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations violates treaty rights and won’t work, Indian leaders said. Approved June 21 by 77-64 in the Assembly and 32-30 in the Senate, the bill requires all cigarettes sold on Indian reservations to have “an affixed cigarette stamp.” The state excise tax on cigarettes will increase from $2.75 a pack to $4.35 a p ... Jump to full article >>