(KTEN) — While the Oklahoma House and Senate passed extensions for tobacco and car tag compacts with tribal nations, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt rejected those measures on Wednesday.

The legislation would have extended the compacts through 2024.

Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton issued a statement reacting to the governor's veto. 

“Significant majorities in both chambers of the Legislature voted to extend tobacco and vehicle compacts for one year because they provide important, ongoing benefits for the people of Oklahoma.  By vetoing these bills, Governor Stitt has once again put his personal hostility to tribal sovereignty ahead of what is good for the state and what is good for the tribes.”

“We hope the Legislature will return as expected in June and will override these vetoes to show their continuing support for positive, cooperative relations between the state and tribes."