Oklahoma lawmaker wants 'fairness' with tribes
A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma introduced three bills that target tribal businesses, tribal compacts and tribal political contributions.

Rep. David Dank said he wants to create a "level playing field" in the state. "It’s just a matter of fairness," he told The Oklahoman.

House Bill 1002 exempts business within 25 miles of a tribal business from collecting sales taxes. House Bill 2271 requires all compacts between tribes and the state to be approved by the state Legislature.

House Joint Resolution 1008 allows corporations to make the same type of political donations as tribes.

Get the Story:
Tulsa: Tribal bills’ author cites fairness (The Oklahoman 2/18)

Related Stories:
Opinion: No special privileges for Oklahoma tribes (2/16)