Leader Brian Kolb: “NYS Must Go Forward In Enforcing The Law And Collecting Taxes On Cigarettes And Gasoline Sold On Native American Lands To Non-Native American Indians”

Statement from New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua):
June 8, 2010

Pictured speaking is Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua); in the back row, from left to right, are James Calvin, President of the New York Association of Convenience Stores; Assemblyman David Townsend (R,WF-Sylvan Beach); Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R,C-Blooming Grove); and Assemblyman Cliff Crouch (R,I-Guilford).

“This morning, I proudly stood with members of the ‘Enforce the Law-Collect the Tax Coalition’ and other state officials from both political parties to again call for New York to move forward in collecting hundreds of millions in revenues being lost through cigarettes and gasoline sold on Native American lands to non-Native American Indians. The collection of these taxes must be a top priority before this legislative session concludes – Albany cannot be allowed to put it off for another year. I will continue speaking out, sponsoring legislation and leading the push for New York to secure these revenues. The time for further delay or additional review is over. It is time to move forward. It is time to enforce the law and collect the taxes.”