Archive - Sep 2006
States trying to tax tribes is an American tradition. The general rule is that states cannot tax tribal governments (though the U.S. Supreme Court has carved out exceptions), and the express rule in IGRA is that states cannot tax tribal gaming. But that doesn't stop them from trying.
Here's a short excerpt from an online “chat” hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with Paul Bucher, the Waukesha County District Attorney and a Republican challenger for the office of Wisconsin Attorney General.