Oklahoma tribes see brisk business in car tags

Oklahoma tribes have reported an increase in car tag sales, generating revenue for governmental services.

The Osage Nation has issued a total of 10,000 car tags. That's double the amount sold a few years ago.

The Cherokee Nation, the largest tribe in the state, has sold 53,832 tags since 2001. The tribe shares some of the revenue with local schools.

The Muscogee Nation sold more than 16,600 tags in 2006. The tribe saw $1.5 million in revenues.

The movement started when the Sac and Fox Nation won a U.S. Supreme Court case that said the state couldn't impose its vehicle taxes on tribal members.

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