Posts tagged: David A. Paterson

‘Threat assessment’ sought in Indian tax dispute

Tweet Gov. David A. Paterson has asked the U.S. Justice Department for a “threat assessment” about possible violence if he were to try to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian tribes, including the Seneca Nation. In a letter to top federal prosecutors, the governor also suggests he might need help from Washington in dealing with any unrest by Indian tribes. The unusual request, dated Sept. 23 and sent to the U.S. attorneys in the ... Jump to full article >>

Paterson asks feds to weigh risks of collecting taxes on Indian cigarettes

Tweet ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has asked the U.S. Justice Department for a “threat assessment” if he were to begin trying to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian tribes, including the Seneca Nation. In a letter to top federal prosecutors, the governor also suggests he might need help from Washington in putting down any possible unrest by Indian tribes if the tax collection starts. The unusual request, dated Septembe ... Jump to full article >>