Editorial: Muscogee Nation tobacco compact a true compromise

"When the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the state of Oklahoma reached agreement on a tobacco compact, both sides won.

The agreement settled seven years of litigation and wrangling over the amount of taxes the tribe would pay the state on cartons of cigarettes.

There was no way for either side to come away with a complete victory in this battle.

The Creeks had to know that the state would not just go away. Once the state filed suit, there was no way they would completely back down.

And the state needs the tribes to be successful."

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