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 could allow several casino that is new to be built through the entire state. But if one Brooklyn attorney is successful, that referendum will be halted due to language within the ballot question that he claims violates state legislation.
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 question mentions ‘promoting work growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting regional governments to lower property taxes.’ That language was authorized 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 nyc State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the use of public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you cannot use public cash to sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the only one who has brought up problems 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 when tellin Continue lendo