Idaho governor seeks gas tax agreement with tribes
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) hopes to negotiate a gas tax agreement with three tribes, prompting a rewrite of a bill that threatens to take away all tribal gas revenues.

Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that puts a July 1 deadline on the tribes to reach an agreement. They have since changed the deadline to December 31.

Either way, tribal leaders have said the bill is unfair. One Democratic lawmaker said tribes have been negotiating in good faith.

Idaho tribes have won lawsuits in the state and federal courts against a state gas tax.

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Tribe tax bill softened (The Spokesman Review 2/28)

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Coeur d'Alene Tribe -
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Shoshone-Bannock Nation -

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