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#1249274 --- 01/24/11 08:14 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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State Sen. Martin Golden, a Brooklyn Republican and a member of the committee on investigations and government operations, said during Tuesday's hearing that the time for negotiating is over. He said he favors a "drop dead" date, to start charging the tax whether the tribes agreed to it or not.

Wagging his finger at Indians in the audience, he said the U.S. victory over the British during the Revolutionary War gave the government the right to tax its citizens, and he suggested that the tribes benefited from state health, education and public works programs and should therefore be required to pay the same taxes.

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#1249281 --- 01/24/11 09:10 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Cuomo Plans To Move Forward With Indian Cigarette Tax Plan

state reservations ...tax all sales


So did Paterson, so did Spitzer, so did Pataki, so did Prince Andrew's Daddy.... we all see how well it worked out for them \:\/
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#1249539 --- 01/25/11 11:41 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Court sides with Sherrill
Supreme Court justices rule 8-1
Oneida Nation must pay tax to city
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
R. PATRICK CORBETT Observer-Dispatch

The Oneida Indian Nation must pay taxes on its property in the city of Sherrill and potentially on all land it has bought outside of its 32-acre reservation in Madison County, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday . In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled that the New York Oneidas cannot disrupt two centuries of local development by refusing to pay local taxes on a gas station and T-shirt factory it owns in Sherrill in Oneida County. New York City lawyer Ira Sacks, who pleaded Sherrill's case pro bono, said, "We were very pleased. The Supreme Court agreed with the principal argument that after 200 years ... the Oneida Indian Nation can't pick and choose places to buy and take it out of local jurisdiction." The justices also remarked on the "distinctly non-Indian character of the area and its inhabitants," because most Oneida Indians moved out of the area about 150 years ago.
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#1249628 --- 01/25/11 03:56 PM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Here we go with the WORTHLESS Sherrill ruling! Like I said what good is it if it has NEVER been enforced! Also why are they *reviewing* the 2005 ruling....if it held water there wouldn't be a need to review it!

Better yet....your *beloved* ruling states:
"The Oneida Indian Nation must pay taxes on its property in the city of Sherrill"

Turning Stone, their smoke shops, gas stations, AND new cig manufacturing plant aren't even IN Sherill so you ruling is MOOT!

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#1249660 --- 01/25/11 06:19 PM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: s2hphoto.com]
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Even better your ruling states taxes on PROPERTY where does it say anything about gambling, gas, or cigarette purchases
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#1250217 --- 01/28/11 08:09 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Court sides with Sherrill
Supreme Court justices rule 8-1
Oneida Nation must pay tax to city
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
R. PATRICK CORBETT Observer-Dispatch

The Oneida Indian Nation must pay taxes on its property in the city of Sherrill and potentially on all land it has bought outside of its 32-acre reservation in Madison County, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday . In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled that the New York Oneidas cannot disrupt two centuries of local development by refusing to pay local taxes on a gas station and T-shirt factory it owns in Sherrill in Oneida County. New York City lawyer Ira Sacks, who pleaded Sherrill's case pro bono, said, "We were very pleased. The Supreme Court agreed with the principal argument that after 200 years ... the Oneida Indian Nation can't pick and choose places to buy and take it out of local jurisdiction." The justices also remarked on the "distinctly non-Indian character of the area and its inhabitants," because most Oneida Indians moved out of the area about 150 years ago.

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#1250218 --- 01/28/11 08:10 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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#1251137 --- 02/01/11 11:32 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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WHY DOESN'T THE WATCHDOG BARK? Dyster silent on Seneca compact renewal
ANALYSIS By Frank Parlato Jr.
The Seneca Gaming Compact will expire in January 2016.



That means that during the next mayoral administration most of the negotiations over whether to renew the compact and what the terms may be for a proposed renewal will take place.

The present compact sets forth what the Seneca Sovereign Nation, Albany and Niagara Falls each get for granting to Seneca the monopoly for gaming in Niagara Falls.

In short, on a 50-acre grant of land in the middle of our city's downtown -- land that used to be part of America -- the Senecas may operate casinos and must pay 25 percent of slot machine revenue to Albany, which in turn pays Niagara Falls 25 percent of that.

The Senecas get to operate everything else on this land, from non-slot machine gaming to hotel rooms to any kind of retail, 100 percent tax-free.

No income, sales or property taxes.

Mayor Paul Dyster, who is running for re-election, should be able to tell the public what his position is on this important matter.

So far he has been silent.

There are those who think the compact should not be renewed and that we could find a way to take back the 50 acres of land that Albany in effect removed from America to give to the Seneca -- put it back in America and treat the Seneca Gaming Corp. as if they were in the United States.

Others think that, should Americans wish to continue to grant Seneca a legal preference over Americans in this town, at least they should make them pay sales, income and property taxes on non-gaming businesses like its hotel, restaurants and retail stores.

Some go further, suggesting that the Senecas pay a percentage on all gaming activities, not just slot machines.

Some go even further, saying Americans should have the same legal right as Senecas to conduct gaming operations in Niagara Falls.

What is not disputed is that city businesses today must fight against the unfair advantage that Seneca downtown businesses have -- which is that they operate tax-free.

Many people have begun to see, now that the glamour of having a casino is wearing thin, that there has not been any economic spinoff from having it here. In fact, just the opposite is the case. There has been a net loss of taxpaying American businesses in Niagara Falls that is greater than the opening of new tax-free Seneca businesses.

Meanwhile, although it is a golden time in Niagara Falls for the Seneca, it is tough for Americans here. The residential tax rate for Americans in Niagara Falls is high and keeps getting higher.

It will increase this year by 2.6 percent, to $17.59 per $1,000 of assessed value, and the business tax rate will increase by 3.3 percent, to $31.58 per $1,000, in accordance with Dyster's new budget, making Niagara Falls the highest-taxed city in proportion to its real estate values in the United States.

The city property tax bill alone (not counting school or county property taxes) for a home assessed at $80,000 is $1,407. Assessments, however, in Niagara Falls are often higher than true market value. An $80,000 assessment might be, in this declining real estate market, applied for a property worth $40,000, making the true property tax rate more than 3 percent of the property's value -- creating a shocking divestiture of wealth through disproportionate taxation.

The owner of a commercial property assessed at $100,000 would have a city tax bill of $3,158. If that property is actually worth $50,000, the owner is paying more than 6 percent of its value every year. All the while, Seneca next door pays zero.

Politicians who preside over our city's continual decline tell us things are getting better, when we know in our hearts things are bad and getting worse. Government is not the solution. All government ideas cost people money from their sweat and blood and tears, whether it is a taxpayer-funded museum for Harriet Tubman, who never did a thing here in Niagara Falls, or a taxpayer-funded culinary institute to compete against the city's tax-paying restaurants, or a $40 million publicly funded train station that is unlikely to seat more than a thousand riders a month, although it will provide supporters of the mayor with literally millions in planning fees.

A real development plan is not one that sees all development paid for by taxpayers. In a prosperous nation or city, development is supposed to arise from the people -- entrepreneurs -- and not the government.

As for Dyster, he seems to favor government-sponsored projects, or projects by people who give him money directly or indirectly. And he seems to love to use the Seneca casino money to help those supporters.

Our next mayor might be someone who will pledge to end the Seneca preferences. Another renewal may ruin us.

Consider: In 2003, the Seneca Niagara Casino opened. In 2006, they built their mammoth, tax-free, 604-room, 26-story hotel.

Since then, the Seneca Gaming Corp.'s downtown holdings continue to grow. They have dozens of tax-free retail operations, and the gaming corporation has frankly remained focused on running a business that employs 2,600 people -- mostly at poverty-level wages, mostly technically part-time people, presumably to save on paying benefits -- a business that pumps millions of dollars into the Western New York economy each year, while taking out hundreds of millions from it from gaming losses from locals, and by unfairly competing with local businesses and not paying taxes. It has been a net loss to have them here, as the surrounding environs attest.

And the Senecas are not particularly American-friendly as an employer. Preferences go to Senecas over Americans in hiring and firing. A Seneca who covets an American's job has a legal right to snatch it on sovereign land.

"We all believe the Senecas have an important role to play in downtown development and helping to promote the positive things that are happening down there," Dyster said.

Other than Senecas, what are the "positive things"? There have been dozens of recent local business failures. Who can compete against a tax-free nation? Who will come to a town where this dichotomy exists -- dual business enterprises, one that pays the highest taxes in the nation and the other that pays no taxes whatsoever?

Dyster said he didn't know if he would agree that Americans should have legal equality with Seneca, or that Americans should be permitted to open casinos.

He needed to study that.

It would perhaps be too easy to sarcastically suggest that he could find a campaign contributor to do the study and use casino money to pay him. But it probably will be the truth.

Meanwhile, Seneca leaders tell us they are "going to be bold and be successful." That's easy when you are tax-free, surrounded by a city comprised of leaders who think Seneca growth is positive development.

For the Seneca, of course it is. Through its untold wealth, the Seneca Nation recently developed a new golf course in Lewiston. The $25 million Hickory Stick Golf Course opened in July and has since been named the sixth-best new course in America by Golf magazine. It's easy to get big when you pay no taxes.

In 2010, the Seneca Gaming Corp. added several more tax-free restaurants and retail offerings to compete with other stores in our overtaxed city.

In the end, it may be proven that this city failed because we did not stand up to Albany. We let them take our hydropower and our profit from tourism. We let them take our land and give tax-free superiority to the sovereign Seneca Nation, instead of demanding the advantages for ourselves and our children.

Perhaps Dyster cannot be blamed for not wanting to disrupt a cozy environment. He has gotten accustomed to doling out some of the $20 million or so that the casino generates for Niagara Falls -- a pittance, really, because Seneca earns a million a day or better.

Dyster uses it to pay for studies to, for instance, designate his own home as historic. Or to hire nondescript out-of-towners like Peter Kay for $100,000 per year. Or to get people on committees to make up provably false history about the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls -- ostensibly in order to build a museum, but in reality to pander to the black vote.

Dyster gives casino money to campaign contributors to make studies, or gives it to those who might become campaign contributors to make more studies. He uses it to pay for the over-budgeted courthouse, built by his supporters.

Why doesn't the watchdog bark?

It has been suggested that maybe it's because the Seneca Nation -- or their money -- are his master, not the luckless residents of the Falls.

Niagara Falls Reporter http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com Feb. 1, 2011

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#1251775 --- 02/03/11 08:05 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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State budget proposal eliminates aid to offset unpaid taxes in Madison, Oneida counties

Published: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 6:11 PM Updated: Tuesday, February 01, 2011, 6:17 PM

Officials in Madison and Oneida counties said they wouldn’t have been shocked to see a cut in the state funding they have received each year to offset shortfalls in unpaid property and sales tax revenues from land owned by the Oneida Indian Nation.

But they were more than surprised when the pair of $1.96 million payments were completely missing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed spending plan Tuesday.

“Without any discussion, any explanation, any plan, it was entirely eliminated,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. “That’s a big hole for us, a huge hit.”

The payments were instituted in 2005 to provide interim assistance for revenue losses related to Indian land claims. In recent years, the funding has declined in proportion with other state funding cuts, county officials said.

Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Becker said the continued non-collection of taxes makes less sense given the state’s financial health.

“If they collected the sales tax and property tax in the first place, we wouldn’t have to worry about it,” said Becker. If such taxes were paid, Madison County would receive an estimated $6 million a year from properties held by the Oneida Indian Nation , which has claimed sovereign immunity.

Picente said the cut would add $2 million to his county’s tax levy, eliminating any benefit from the state’s proposed property tax cap.

“What we really need is reform, not rhetoric,” he said.




plus the county losses all the cig and gas sales taxes
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#1251992 --- 02/04/11 07:26 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Federal gov't reverses decision on Oneida Nation Census maps
by Matt Mulcahy


The United States Department of the Interior and the U.S. Census Bureau have taken away boundaries on the new Census maps that showed Oneida Nation land suddenly growing tenfold. The new maps gave the appearance of stretching the Nation's property from 32 acres to more than 300,000. That switch will now be reversed.

The maps came as a surprise to people in the area, including government leaders who did not know the change was coming. Senator Charles Schumer learned of the new boundaries by reading it in the Utica newspaper during a visit to the region.

He then called Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. That conversation led to a retraction of the new boundaries. The Senator claims someone was sneaking it through, "I don't know how this slipped in it seems to be a below the table operation . Now we're back to where we were. And everyone can breathe a sigh of relief. This is the kind of thing that makes people wonder what the heck is going on in Washington."

The Oneida Indian Nation is not happy with what it calls Senator Schumer's interference. It put out a strongly worded statement this afternoon.

This is the entire statement issued by the Oneida Indian Nation late this afternoon:

"Every court that has ever considered this issue has ruled that the Oneida Nation reservation was never disestablished. Even after Senator Schumer's interference, the Department of Interior's new letter still acknowledges that "the Oneida Reservation has not been disestablished and is intact" and that "this position is legally binding." Severe legal issues arise when a member of Congress uses his elected position to unduly influence a regulatory process, and especially the Census Bureau, for improper political purposes. The Oneida Nation obviously will not permit such misconduct to occur. The Nation will be pursuing Senator Schumer's misconduct with the appropriate authorities who have jurisdiction over these matters, and we will defer further comment to allow the legal process to run its course."

Senator Schumer says now that the maps are being returned to a 32 acre reservation for the Oneidas people in the area can breathe easily again
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#1251994 --- 02/04/11 07:27 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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New York governor anticipates $130M from cigarette tax on tribes
Thursday, February 3, 2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released his proposed budget and said he anticipates the state will collect $130 million in tobacco taxes in Indian Country.

The state is taxing wholesalers who sell to reservation smoke shops.
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#1251995 --- 02/04/11 07:28 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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NY's attorney general sues online tobacco sites


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.

Schneiderman says the online sales represent hundreds of millions in lost sales tax revenues for the state. He also contends that online cigarette sales makes it easier for minors to buy cigarettes.

The attorney general says investigators in his office made numerous cigarette purchases, ordering off the websites in recent months.

State law requires anyone shipping cigarettes to be a licensed cigarette tax agent or wholesale dealer.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
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#1252785 --- 02/07/11 08:35 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Oneida Indian Nation files foreclosure brief
Published: Friday, February 04, 2011
by CAITLIN TRAYNOR
Dispatch Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- The Oneida Indian Nation submitted its brief in the foreclosure case currently before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, drawing parallels with a cigarette tax case.

The Supreme Court vacated the Second Circuit’s prior decision and remanded the case back to the lower court after the Nation waived its sovereign immunity. The Supreme Court accepted Madison and Oneida counties’ petition to hear the foreclosure case after the Second Circuit upheld a district court ruling barring foreclosure proceedings against the Nation.

The counties, along with New York state, submitted briefs to the court Jan. 26. The counties will have an opportunity to reply to the Nation’s arguments by Feb. 7. No date has been scheduled yet for the two parties to face off in the courtroom.

In the Nation’s brief, it argues that the issue of sovereign immunity is now moot and urges the court to address the remaining issues, particularly the tax exemption of the Nation’s land under New York state tax law.

In background information offered on the case, the Nation asserts that within a week of the Supreme Court’s Sherrill decision in 2005, the Nation applied to have its lands taken into trust and in doing so, “committed to pay Madison and Oneida counties any and all property taxes, penalties and interest that are held to be lawfully due on the properties at issue here and it posted irrevocable letters of credit to secure that commitment.”

Despite those letters of credit “securing tax payments, Madison and Oneida counties remain steadfast in their effort to foreclose on the Nation’s property,” the Nation’s brief says.

The district court that handled the case first placed an injunction on the foreclosures on the grounds that the Nation has sovereign immunity from suit, that foreclosure would violate the Nonintercourse Act’s restrictions on alienation of Indian land, the counties failed to give notice of foreclosure and the land is exempt from tax as it is tribally-owned land.

The Second Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision on the sole ground that the Nation is immune from suit and did not address the other issues. Now that the Nation has waived its sovereign immunity, the main issue the Second Circuit needs to resolve is the taxability of Nation land under New York State tax law, it says.

The Nation points to district court rulings that have sided with Indian tribes, barring counties and the state from taxing tribal lands. In its brief it also draws parallels with the Cayugas’ cigarette tax case, saying the Second Circuit “held that the New York tax exemption for on-reservation cigarette sales applied to two parcels of land situated in the Cayuga reservation, even though the land had been alienated from the tribe for roughly 200 years and recently reacquired by the Cayugas in open-market transactions.”

That reasoning allows for the conclusion to be drawn that reacquired land within its federally recognized reservation is exempt from foreclosure, the Nation says. Continued...

Drawing on previous district court rulings, the Nation says the courts have already established that “the counties failed to give the Nation adequate notice of the foreclosure redemption period and thereby violated the Nation’s due process rights.”

The Nation also maintains that the district court properly ruled that the counties’ foreclosures on its property would violate the Nonintercourse Act. After waiving its sovereign immunity the Nation says that violation is no longer an issue.

“In light of that representation, the Nation no longer invokes the Nonintercourse Act’s statutory restrictions on the alienation of Indian land as a defense to tax foreclosures.”

Key documents:

Letters and waiver of tribal immunity: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48166369

Petioner's Brief: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48166375

Respondents Brief:: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48179992

State of New York Amicus Curiae Brief: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48166376

espondents Supreme Court Brief: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48166384
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#1256843 --- 02/24/11 07:40 PM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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land purchased on the open market is not indian land
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#1257441 --- 02/28/11 07:37 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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the Nation says the courts have already established that “the counties failed to give the Nation adequate notice of the foreclosure redemption period and thereby violated the Nation’s due process rights.”


LOL
you have had over 5 years notice to pay your taxes
the tribe sure likes to run in circles
worried about going in front of the scotus again?


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Court sides with Sherrill
Supreme Court justices rule 8-1
Oneida Nation must pay tax to city
Wed, Mar 30, 2005
R. PATRICK CORBETT Observer-Dispatch

The Oneida Indian Nation must pay taxes on its property in the city of Sherrill and potentially on all land it has bought outside of its 32-acre reservation in Madison County, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday . In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled that the New York Oneidas cannot disrupt two centuries of local development by refusing to pay local taxes on a gas station and T-shirt factory it owns in Sherrill in Oneida County. New York City lawyer Ira Sacks, who pleaded Sherrill's case pro bono, said, "We were very pleased. The Supreme Court agreed with the principal argument that after 200 years ... the Oneida Indian Nation can't pick and choose places to buy and take it out of local jurisdiction." The justices also remarked on the "distinctly non-Indian character of the area and its inhabitants," because most Oneida Indians moved out of the area about 150 years ago.


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#1258307 --- 03/04/11 06:50 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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the oneida and cayuga take a different path regarding their foreclosure
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#1258958 --- 03/07/11 10:06 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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State Sen. Martin Golden, a Brooklyn Republican and a member of the committee on investigations and government operations, said during Tuesday's hearing that the time for negotiating is over. He said he favors a "drop dead" date, to start charging the tax whether the tribes agreed to it or not.

Wagging his finger at Indians in the audience, he said the U.S. victory over the British during the Revolutionary War gave the government the right to tax its citizens, and he suggested that the tribes benefited from state health, education and public works programs and should therefore be required to pay the same taxes.



pay their share
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#1260964 --- 03/16/11 09:51 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: dwarren

In its legal arguments, the Seneca Nation "expressly acknowledges that, as a general principle, New York State has the authority to require reservation retailers to collect excise taxes on sales to non-Indians," Arcara wrote.

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#1261848 --- 03/21/11 12:28 PM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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Federal gov't reverses decision on Oneida Nation Census maps
by Matt Mulcahy


see no cayuga reservation on the census map
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#1269381 --- 04/19/11 07:47 AM Re: $150 BILLION Owed NY by Tribes [Re: bluezone]
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or on google maps either
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