Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt (Cherokee Nation) believes a compact signed with 31 tribes in the state expires on January 1st and he wants to renegotiate the fees the tribes pay to the state. Tribes say the compact renews automatically, and have walked out of recent negotiations with the state. It’s most likely headed for the courts. At stake are 76,000 jobs and more than $100,000,000 in revenue that benefits Oklahoma public schools. We’ll talk with experts about how common it is for states to battle with tribes over compact fees.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. (Cherokee Nation) – Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Kathryn Rand – professor at the school of law at the University of North Dakota and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota
Steve Light – professor of political science in the college business and public administration at the University of North Dakota and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota.