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Kevin Stitt stands up for all Oklahomans, including the smaller tribes

The City Sentinel Editorial   When Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called last summer for fresh negotiations over  compacts that allow casino gaming in our state, leaders of the Big Tribes – absolutely dedicated to the unjust and inequitable status quo – set out to ‘play’ everyone. In the name of unity, smaller tribes went along. […]

ANALYSIS: CapitolBeatOK’s Top Five Stories for 2019: Compact Quarrel, Death Penalty and Criminal Justice, state revenues tighten, state Senate delivers, Journalism declines

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel   OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31, 2019 – CapitolBeatOK’s top stories for 2019 run an eclectic gamut of vital state policy issues. The top five story lines, featured in this analysis, include the fierce quarrel over gaming compacts between Governor Kevin Stitt and a majority of the state’s Native American […]

Tribal stances on gaming-fee increase contrast with past tax-increase position

  Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   In 2018, officials with the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma were among those endorsing the “Step Up Oklahoma” plan, which ultimately resulted in legislation that sought nearly $600 million in annual tax increases, including increased taxes on Oklahoma drivers’ purchases […]

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