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Opinion sought on GOP group's use of tribal funds


A Democrat lawmaker in Alabama is seeking an investigation into a $1.15 million tribal donation that was used by a Republican group under investigation by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

State Rep. Randy Hinshaw asked attorney general Troy King for an opinion on the legality of the donation. The money was funneled from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a gaming tribe, to Americans for Tax Reform, a Republican group headed by Grover Norquist to two anti-gambling groups.

Norquist's activities are to be the subject of a Senate hearing on June 22. Norquist, who has ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the White House, says he won't testify.

Get the Story:
Opinion sought on coalition donation (AP 6/16)

Relevant Links:
Americans for Tax Reform - http://www.atr.org

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