New York Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney
A November New York State casino referendum for voters has one attorney questioning the ballot’s wording
In November, New York voters are scheduled to vote on a referendum that would allow several new casino resorts to be built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is successful, that referendum shall be halted due to language into the ballot question which he claims violates state law.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum carries a number of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in an unmistakably positive light. For instance, the concern mentions ‘promoting work growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting regional governments to lower property taxes.’ That language was authorized by their state Board of Elections in July.
But now, lawyer Eric J. Snyder is contending that the language in the bill violates New York law. In accordance with case filed in the nyc State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the utilization of public money in the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you cannot use money that is public sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the one that is only has had up issues with the language within the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also notice it as one-sided, and spiritual teams have also noted the language used whenever telling parishioners to consider social ills that could attend the advertised advantages of casino expansion. […]