Ny 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, ny voters are scheduled to vote for a referendum that would enable several casino that is new become built throughout the state. But if one Brooklyn attorney 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 includes a range ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposition in an unmistakably positive light. For example, the question mentions ‘promoting task growth, increasing aid to schools and allowing neighborhood 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. According to a lawsuit filed into the ny State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the continuing State Constitution’s prohibition on the utilization of general public profit 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 issues with the language into the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also notice it as one-sided, and religious groups have also noted the language used when telling parishioners to consider social ills that could come with the advertised great things about casino expansion.