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Oklahoma justices asked to settle compact tiff with governor

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican legislative leaders asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to settle whether Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached deals with two Native American tribes to allow sports gambling.

That was Attorney General Mike Hunter's conclusion in a formal opinion and letter to the U.S. Interior secretary last month.

Stitt reached the 15-year deals with the Red Rock, Oklahoma-based Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Lawton-based Comanche Nation in April to increase the state's share of revenue from new casinos as other tribes remained locked i...



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