Cigarette Tax Protest Planned at Yahoo

Gov. Paterson may be met with hostile welcome

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A big day for Lockport Monday could also see some big protests.

Governor Paterson and Senator Charles Schumer will be in town Monday for the opening of Yahoo’s long-awaited data center.

But they’ll be met by Tuscarora and Seneca nation members protesting the state’s attempt to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations.

A federal judge’s ruling has blocked those taxes until at least next month.


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2 Comments

  1. WiZ says:

    They should protest, NY has no right to tax these people.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Seneca Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy is a soverign nation. HONOR INDIAN TREATIES!

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