Three Affiliated Tribes to charge higher oil taxes

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Leadership with the Three Affiliated Tribes says they will charge a higher tax than the state on the reservation's oil production.

The Legislature in 2015 passed a measure that abolishes some price-based incentives in exchange for a lower tax rate.

Tribal leaders say they never agreed to the change.

Chairman Mark Fox says the tribes will collect the higher tax for the past year and in the future.

Earlier this week, Fox criticized state lawmakers for considering removing variables from the oil tax collection rates, arguing it would violate tax sharing agreements with the tribe.