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Opinion sought on Stitt's gaming fee plan

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has been asked for a legal opinion about whether the state can put tribal gaming exclusivity fees in escrow pending the outcome of a federal lawsuit.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, asked for the opinion.

Thompson asked whether Gov. Kevin Stitt has the authority to escrow the funds remitted from the tribes and not deposit them in the 1017 Fund, which goes to education.

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