Casino Proposal In Arkansas Rejected By Attorney General

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow four casinos in Arkansas.

Rutledge’s opinion released Monday says the popular name of the proposal is too lengthy and the ballot title is misleading and ambiguous.

This is the second time Rutledge has rejected the proposal, which would allow casinos in Garland, Crittenden, Pope and Jefferson counties.

It would dedicate 52.5 percent of taxes collected to highway needs.

The attorney general must certify the measure’s wording before supporters can begin gathering signatures to try and place it on the November ballot.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.