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Cayuga Indian Nation makes pitch to settle cigarette sales dispute

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Fresh off its court win on Friday, the Cayuga Indian Nation today made an offer to permanently settle its cigarette tax dispute with Cayuga and Seneca counties. The Cayugas offered to pay the counties' $180,000-plus in legal bills tied to the case and said they will not sue the counties for millions of dollars in damages for lost revenues, legal costs and the value of cigarettes seized from their LakeSide Trading stores on Nov. 25. In exchange, the nation asked the