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Cherokee Nation negotiates new tobacco taxation compact

The Cherokee Nation is negotiating a new tobacco tax compact with the state of Oklahoma.

Gov. Mary Fallin (R) wants a single tax rate for tobacco sales in Indian Country. Five tribes have already agreed to a $1.03 per pack tax.

“We are looking forward to aggressively promoting our interest and the interest of our retailers with the state of Oklahoma,” Attorney General Todd Hembree told The Cherokee Phoenix. He wouldn't say whether the tribe believes the $1.03 per pack rate is fair.

Most tribal compacts expire this year.

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State aims to increase tribe’s tobacco sales tax (The Cherokee Phoenix 7/22)

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