Comanche Nation signs tobacco compact
The Comanche Nation signed a new tobacco compact with the state of Oklahoma with a lower tax rate than other tribal agreements.

The tribe will be able to sell cigarettes with a 51.5-cent tax stamp, or half of the state's tobacco tax rate. The tribe is required to impose its own 15-cent tax but the combined tax of 66.5 cents is still 20 cents lower than most other tribal rates, The Tulsa World reported.

Despite the lower rate, the state gets a larger share of the tax revenues. Officials hopes to replicate the agreement with other tribes but non-Indian retailers say the new arrangement gives tribes an unfair advantage.

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