Native American tribes in Oklahoma will keep tobacco deals, as lawmakers override governor's veto
July 30, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Native American tribes in Oklahoma will get to keep their existing agreements on how they share money from tobacco sales with the state.
The Oklahoma House voted on Monday to override Gov. Kevin Stitt's veto of a bill that extends agreements on selling tobacco for another year. In a bipartisan vote during a special session, the Republican-controlled House met the two-thirds vote needed to override. The Senate overrode the governor's veto last week.
As a result, any tribe with an existing agreement on tobacco sales can opt to extend the terms of that agreement until De...