By Natalie Olivo

Law360, New York (December 22, 2016, 5:55 PM EST) — Washington state’s high court on Thursday ruled that a local government charge on Native American tribes is not an unconstitutional tax, finding that contrary to a city’s assertions, the charge is not a tax, but rather a fee for public services that municipalities provide to tax-exempt properties.

The Washington Supreme Court reversed the portion of a trial court’s order that sided with the city of Snoqualmie in finding that the charge violates provisions under article VII of the Washington Constitution. The charge, referred to as a…
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Source: Charge On Tribes Is A Fee, Not A Tax, Wash. Justices Say – Law360