Kansas, Kickapoo Tribe negotiate cigarette-tax agreement

From: SabethaHerald.com

Submitted by Jennifer Montgomery

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that Kansas has negotiated an agreement with the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas to improve accounting for cigarettes and tobacco products sold on tribal lands.


“This compact, if approved by the Legislature, will significantly improve cooperation between the tribe and the state to prevent the illicit shipment of untaxed and unaccounted-for cigarettes from other states for sale on qualified tribal lands in Kansas,” Schmidt said. “The compact will strengthen the state’s ability to comply with the terms of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement that governs cigarette sales in our state.”

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