ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge will hear a lawsuit on Oct. 11 that challenges the rosy language the Cuomo administration and Legislature made for the referendum to authorize seven Las Vegas-type casinos in New York.
Attorney Eric Snyder tells The Associated Press Wednesday that the court date is set for his lawsuit against the state Board of Elections which approved the measure. The date was set for next Friday.
The AP had reported that the referendum had been rewritten over the summer from a traditional, bare-bones question to voters. It now promises jobs, more school aid and lower taxes — all of which are disputed.
There's no immediate comment from Cuomo.
Newspaper editorial boards have criticized the rewording as trying to dupe voters to accept the measure strongly supported by Cuomo and the Legislature.
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