Nyc Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney

Nyc Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney

A New York State casino referendum for voters has one attorney questioning the ballot’s wording november

In November, New York voters are scheduled to vote for a referendum that would allow several casino that is new become built through the state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is effective, that referendum will be halted due to language within the ballot question that he claims violates state law.

Referendum Language Questioned

The language in the referendum includes a quantity of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in a light that is unmistakably positive. For example, the question mentions ‘promoting work growth, increasing aid to schools and allowing neighborhood governments to lower property taxes.’ That language was approved by the State Board of Elections in July.

But now, attorney Eric J. Snyder is contending that the language in the bill violates New York legislation. According to a lawsuit filed into the ny State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the usage of general public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’

‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you can’t use money that is public sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.

Snyder isn’t the one that is only has brought up problems with the language within the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also see it as one-sided, and groups that are religious also noted the language used whenever telling parishioners to consider social ills that could come with the advertised advantages of casino expansion. Continue reading “Nyc Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney”