On November 5, voters across the state will be asked to pass or defeat six constitutional amendments appearing on this year’s ballot. Read the NY Post Editorial opposing Casino Gambling expansion in New York here. New York Families Research Council has more reasons to vote NO. And E. J. McMahon writes in The Torch, much ado about ...not much. (Click on the Read More button below.)
Most of the summaries are straight forward, however the most controversial proposal, asking voters to approve or disapprove casino gambling (Proposal #1), is written to suggest that approval will lower your taxes and provide more money to your schools. It is permitted to present a one-sided view; however, it certainly is deceptive since the language in the Bill passed by the Legislature does not include the benefits the proposal suggests the voters will receive if approved.
The New York State Conservative Party recommends a NO vote on Proposal #1.
For Proposal #2, we recommend a YES vote; Proposal #3 a NO vote, Proposal #4 a YES vote, Proposal #5 a YES vote and Proposal #6 (raising the retirement age of Judges) a NO vote.
Our positions are stated in the following 4-page synopsis of the 6-ballot proposals for 2013.
Print out the short form (6 Proposals 110513) to bring with you on Election Day.