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September 18, 2018
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Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure

This article was published September 11, 2018 at 9:46 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group is asking Arkansas’ highest court to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state.

Ensuring Arkansas’ Future filed a lawsuit Monday with the state Supreme Court challenging the proposed constitutional amendment, which election officials approved to appear on the November ballot. The proposal would legalize casinos at a Hot Springs horse track and a West Memphis dog track that already have video poker and other forms of electronic gambling. It would also allow casinos in Jefferson and Pope counties.

Ensuring Arkansas’ Future is a group that was formed to oppose and campaign against the casino measure.

The lawsuit claims the text of the proposed amendment is unclear and misleading on several issues.

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