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Oklahoma attorney general: Governor overstepped authority


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his legal authority when he reached deals with two Native American tribes to allow sports gambling and the federal government should reject the proposals, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Tuesday.

In a formal opinion and in a letter to the U.S. secretary of the interior, Hunter, a fellow Republican, wrote that the governor lacks the authority to authorize a form of gambling that is currently prohibited under state law.

"Because the governor lacks authority to 'enter into' the agreements he has sent to you, those agreements fail t...

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