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Yakama Nation and State reach new cigarette tax agreement

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Yakima, WA -    The Yakama Nation and the state have come to a new agreement on cigarette taxes.

This comes ten months after the state decided to end its last agreement because the tribe was allowing cigarettes to be sold to non-tribal members without sales tax.

The nation has agreed to begin implementing a tax on all cigarettes equal to 80-percent of the state tax.

The money from that tax revenue goes to the tribe.

The agreement still has to be signed off on by the state legislature.

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