Editorial: Tribe deserves share of state taxes

"Quil Ceda Village, the Tulalip Tribes' retail enclave on the Tulalip Reservation, helps power the Snohomish County economy with jobs and tax receipts. The tribe deserves a share of sales taxes � a city's share � to help cover expenses.

The village is not a city created by the state, but a federally chartered political subdivision, the only one in Washington. Quil Ceda has all the typical police, fire, emergency medical services and municipal overhead. House Bill 1721 allows Quil Ceda Village to receive sales taxes as any other city.

Overreaching versions of this idea bounced around Olympia for years, but HB 1721 is an improved, transparent and equitable deal."

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Editorial: A workable tax deal for tribe and state (The Seattle Times 3/30)

Relevant Links:
Tulalip Tribes - http://www.tulaliptribes.com

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