A November nyc 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 would allow several casino that is new become built through the entire 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 carries a amount of ‘legislative purposes’ that paint the proposition in a light that is unmistakably positive. For example, the concern mentions ‘promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting local 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 law. According to case filed in the nyc State Supreme Court, Snyder alleges that the language violates the State Constitution’s prohibition on the use of general public profit the aid of ‘private undertakings.’
‘The Constitution is pretty clear that you can’t use money that is public sway or influence a vote,’ Snyder said.
Snyder isn’t the only one who has taken up difficulties with the language into the referendum. Many government watchdog groups also see it as one-sided, and groups that are religious also noted the language used when telling parishioners (more…)