Muscogee Nation kills tobacco compact talks
The Muscogee Nation has stopped negotiations for a tobacco compact with the state of Oklahoma.

Chief A.D. Ellis said the state has gone back on its word several times during the process. The tribe proposed a compact but the state's amendments go too far, he said.

The tribe is willing to pay the same tax rate as the Comanche Nation, whose leaders recently signed a compact with the state. But the tribe's insistence on resolving disputes in federal court rather than an arbitration panel were not accepted by the state.

The tribe is the largest in Oklahoma without a tobacco compact.

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