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Two Washington tribes collect own gasoline tax

Two Washington tribes are collecting their own gasoline tax to support projects on their reservations.

The Squaxin Island Tribe and the Swinomish Tribe each collect a tax of 31 cents per gallon. That's the same amount as the state tax.

A federal judge barred the state from imposing its tax on the tribes. The state is appealing in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the state of Kansas to collect a tax on gasoline sold on reservations.

The state has tax agreements with 14 other tribes in Washington.

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Tribe takes over gas tax from state (AP 5/30)

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