Osage Nation in arbitration over tobacco taxes

The Osage Nation and the state of Oklahoma are in arbitration over tobacco taxes.

The tribe sued the state over a rule affecting the sale of tobacco. The tribe says the rule violates its tobacco tax compact and infringes on tribal sovereignty.

The state imposed the rule after it said some tribal retailers were selling tobacco without the proper tax stamps.

Get the Story:
Osage lawsuit en route to arbitration (The Journal Record 9/12)

Relevant Links:
Osage Nation - http://www.osagetribe.com
Oklahoma Tax Commission - http://www.oktax.state.ok.us

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