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Tribal tobacco collections fail to meet projections

Tribal tax collections have failed to meet projections for yet another month in Oklahoma.

The state expected to collect $4.3 million from tribal tobacco sales in November. Instead, the state only brought in $1.8 million.

State Treasurer Scott Meacham says the projections aren't being met because some tribes aren't collecting the proper state tax. The state signed tax compacts with several tribes but some, like the Cherokee Nation, have acknowledged they are going around the compact to sell tobacco at a lower price.

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Tobacco tax collections are up slightly (The Oklahoman 12/11)

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