Todd submits new language to casino ballot title | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Todd submits new language to casino ballot title

Posted By on Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM

After the Secretary of State ruled her ballot title was legally insufficient because it didn't include a mention of the measure's potential impact on "electronic games of skill" at Oaklawn and Southland, Nancy Todd said she's re-filed with the Secretary of State, adding the following language to the ballot title:

"Such prohibition may repeal the Electronic Games of Skill Act, and thereby prohibit Oaklawan Racing and Southland Racing from continuing to operate electronic games of skill at their respective race tracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis."

"We didn't see the language as affecting the tracks in any manner," Todd said in a statement, "but they did, and they stated a compelling enough of an argument to the Secretary of State that both he and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel agreed with them. I must respect their collective opinions and have changed the language to address what they believe to be a supposed ambiguity."

Monday is the deadline for Todd to turn in an additional 54,500 signatures to qualify for the ballot. In July, she submitted some 80,000 signatures, but had only 23,616 signatures validated. 78,133 is the magic number.

Tags: ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The Corruption Scandal Gets Bigger Edition

    A new guilty plea in the seemingly ever-expanding public corruption scandal, the state Board of Corrections voting to fire the director of the parole and probations division and a lawsuit aimed at halting I-630 expansion.
    • Jul 20, 2018
  • Little Rock, cut low

    The capital city lands on a ranking of the worst cities in the country.
    • Jul 18, 2018
  • The Crooks in Government Edition

    The arrest of a former Medicaid integrity director, the suspension of a major health care provider from Medicaid, the arrest of a state representative for failure to pay taxes and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Jun 29, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation