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Bill gives tribes a tax break

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OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Thursday meant to give Native American tribes the same tax status as state or local governments when buying property, but Central Washington lawmakers are wary of it.

HB 1287 says that property owned exclusively by a federally-recognized tribe, including land used for economic development, is not subject to property tax. Instead, the tribe would make a payment in lieu of taxes to the county or a leasehold excise tax.

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