Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says they’re going to start their plan to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations immediately following today’s federal court ruling lifting an injunction on the plan.

Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto sent this statement on the issue:

“As a result the U.S. Court of Appeals decision today, the State Department of Taxation and Finance has posted the regulations governing collection of sales taxes on cigarettes sold to non-tribal members. The state will begin enforcing the regulations immediately.”

The long-sought revenue source for the state has gone and back forth over the years. The last major attempt, made in 1997, resulted in members of the Seneca Nation setting tires on fire and cutting off traffic on Interstate 90.

This is new plan, approved last year and coupled with a hike in cigarette and tobacco prices, pre-taxes the cigarettes sold on reservations. Tribal members and reservation residents are exempt from the tax.

Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-Fayette, Seneca County, said the court’s ruling was the right one.

“This is lifting of the temporary injunctions indicates that the collection can and should go forward,” he said.