Washington Supreme Court Upholds Gas Tax Refunds To Tribes
Mealey's (August 31, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT) -- OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gas tax refunds that have provided more than $150 million to Native American tribes under agreements with the State of Washington are legal under the state’s constitution and were properly authorized by the Legislature, the Washington Supreme Court held Aug. 27 (Automotive United Trades Organization v. The State of Washington, et al., No. 89734-4, Wash. Sup.; 2015 Wash. LEXIS 892).
(Opinion available. Document #96-150918-009Z.)
Automotive United Trades Organization (AUTO), a nonprofit trade association of independent gasoline and automotive service retailers, sued...