Nyc Casino Voter Referendum Wording Challenged by Attorney
A November ny State casino referendum for voters has one attorney questioning the ballot’s wording
In November, New York voters are scheduled to vote for a referendum that could enable several casino that is new to be built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is effective, that referendum will be halted due to language into the ballot question that he claims violates state law.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum carries a wide range of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in a light that is unmistakably positive. For example, the concern mentions ‘promoting task growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting local 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. Based on case filed into the ny State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the continuing State Constitution’s prohibition on making use of general public money in the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you can’t use public money to sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the one that is only has had up problems with the language into the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also view it as one-sided, and groups that are religious also noted the language used when telling parishioners to consider social ills that could attend the advertised great things about casino expansion. Continue reading