City opposes Muscogee Nation land-into-trust bid
The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a land-into-trust application for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The tribe wants about 26 acres placed in trust. The land would be used for non-gaming purposes, most likely retail shops and a strip mall, The Tulsa World reports.

But the city says it will lose $4 million a year in sales tax and up to $83,000 in property taxes if the land is placed in trust. Mayor Kathy Taylor also says it will cost more than $34 million to provide infrastructure to the site.

The land is near the tribe's new casino.

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