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Lottery to stay on ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment to create a state lottery will remain on the November general election ballot, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today.

The court rejected arguments by the Family Council Action Committee that the wording of the ballot measure proposed by Lt. Gov. Bill Halter was incomplete and misleading; did not define the term “state lottery,” and did not disclose that the measure could open the door to casino gambling.

Halter and the Family Council Action Committee have scheduled separate news conferences later today to discuss the ruling.

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One Response to “Lottery to stay on ballot”

  1. October 16th, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Gordon Rodgers says:

    If the lottery amendment passes, I will do as I did when living and pastoring in Louisana. When they stop by saying they lost all their money gambling or playing the lottery, tell them to get Bill Halter to buy them food or gas for their car, as I told them to go to the Horseshoe or the state lottery to get free food for their family. Of course, they always replied: you know Jack Binion will not allow them to do that! Likewise, Bill Halter probably will not give them free food or gas.

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