Okla. tribes feel snubbed by governor on compacts
Monday, September 29, 2003

Oklahoma tribes hoping to talk with state officials about tobacco compacts were disappointed when no one showed up for what was believed to be a negotiating session.

State officials attributed Friday's snub to a mixup. Another meeting with state Finance Director Scott Meacham is planned for today.

Tribes share a portion of their revenues with the state under compacts that are due to expire by the end of the month. The state is proposing to take more of the revenues if the tobacco tax increases.

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