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Comanche Nation accuses Oklahoma of breaking tobacco deal





The Comanche Nation,has entered emergency arbitration proceedings with the state of Oklahoma over its tobacco compact.

The tribe has been in the process of renegotiating its compact. But the tribe says it has been forced to pay the full rate on its tobacco since October 31.

The tribe could lose out on $500,000 a month if it continues to pay the higher rate. An arbitrator issued an emergency injunction on Tuesday as part of the dispute.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from the case, Comanche Nation v. Oklahoma.

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Tobacco tax tiff could cost tribe $500,000 a month (The Oklahoman 11/20)