Casino Amendment Shot Down
The Arkansas Suprmeme Court has rejected a proposed ballot measure to give a professional poker player exclusive rights to operate casinos in the state.The court ordered that no votes be counted in Nancy Todd's proposed constitutional amendment to run casinos in four Arkansas counties incluindg Miller County in our area. The court ruled that the signatures gathered were invalid because she revised her ballot measure after gathering them. State officials had rejected the proposal from the November ballot after they said it did not tell voters that it would prohibit electronic gambling at the Oaklawn horse track in Hot Springs and a dog track in West Memphis. Todd had revsied the language of her proposal to say it may repeal the law allowing the electronic gambling.