Nyc 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, ny voters are scheduled to vote for a referendum that could enable several new casino resorts become built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is successful, that referendum will be halted due to language within the ballot question he claims violates state legislation.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum features a number of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in a light that is unmistakably positive. For example, the question mentions ‘promoting task growth, increasing aid to schools and allowing local 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. Based on a lawsuit filed into the New York State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the employment of general public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you can’t use general public money to sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the one that is only has taken up issues with the language in the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also see it as one-sided, and spiritual teams have also noted the language used when telling parishioners to consider social ills that could come with the advertised great things about casino expansion. 继续阅读“Nyc Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney”