Oklahoma Gov. Fallin thanks tribal leaders for financial contributions to state
BY World Capitol Bureau
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
11/28/12 at 4:38 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday thanked leaders of the state's Native American tribes for their contributions to Oklahoma and its residents.
According to a recent study, the tribes made a payroll of $1.5 billion to residents they employed, Fallin said during a news conference at the Capitol attended by several members and leaders of the tribes.
Tribal operations generated $5.6 billion in revenue, according to the study, Fallin said.
The governor said she hopes to expand the state's partnership and relationships with the tribes.
The ceremony coincided with Native American Heritage Month.
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