A November ny State casino referendum for voters has one lawyer questioning the ballot’s wording
In November, ny voters are scheduled to vote for a referendum that will allow several casino that is new to be built throughout the state. But if one Brooklyn lawyer is effective, that referendum will be halted due to language within the ballot question which he claims violates state law.
Referendum Language Questioned
The language in the referendum includes a amount of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposal in a light that is unmistakably positive. 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, attorney 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 the use of 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 view it as one-sided, and groups that are religious also noted the language used whenever telling parishione