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Pataki Urged to Approve Cigarette Tax Bill

A coalition of anti-smoking groups and convenience store owners is urging Governor Pataki to sign a bill passed by the state legislature that would prevent the sale of untaxed cigarettes in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Won't Enforce Native Tobacco Tax

New York's Tax Commissioner told a legislative budget hearing Wednesday that he would not be enforcing a new law to collect sales tax on some cigarettes sold on native-owned lands. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY to Crackdown on Internet Cigarette Sales

The State Tax Commissioner says the Pataki Administration will crack down on residents who buy tax-free cigarettes over the Internet on web sites run by Native American tribes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki, Mohawks Sign Land Claim Deal

Governor Pataki and the Akwesasne Mohawks yesterday formally signed an agreement to settle the 23 year-old Mohawk land claim in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties. David Sommerstein has details.  Go to full article

Tribal Governments Demand Role in Annex 2001

Tribal and First Nation governments from the Great Lakes region say they're being left out of negotiations to craft a sweeping new framework for regulating Great Lakes water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports.  Go to full article

NY Reaches Land Claim Settlement With Cayugas

Governor Pataki announced a land claim settlement today with the Cayuga Nation of New York. The deal gives the tribe a Catskills casino and at least 2,500 acres in the Finger Lakes region.  Go to full article

Pataki Vetoes Native American Taxes Bill

Governor Pataki has vetoed the bill that would have required his administration to collect state taxes on sales of tobacco and gasoline by native American vendors. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

State to Delay Native Tax Collections

The Commissioner of the State Tax Department says he's going to ask for another postponement of sales tax collections of cigarettes and gasoline on Native American lands. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Seneca Children Learn to Preserve Culture

Almost 40 years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a dam in northwestern Pennsylvania. Hundreds of Senecas list their land, homes and traditions to the dam's reservoir. Now a new generation of Senecas is trying to preserve a way of life that was nearly inundated by this federal project. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Ann Murray has this story.  Go to full article

Seneca President Lobbies Against Tax Collections

The Seneca Nation says it will fight a new law that would collect sales taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations to non-natives. The President of the Seneca Nation says he can't rule out violent protests if state officials try to enforce the December 1st law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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