Arkansans Say 'Yes' to Charitable Bingo - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Arkansans Say 'Yes' to Charitable Bingo

NOVEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:51 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Voters approved charitable bingo. The measure passed by a two-to-one margin, with two-thirds of Arkansas precincts reporting unofficial returns.

In a state with no lottery, voters decisively supported amending the state constitution to allow charitable bingo and raffles for organizations. Republican Representative Shirley Borhauer of Bella Vista said voters understood the games could raise money for scholarships and other work in their communities.

Borhauer, who sponsored the measure in the Legislature, said ``I think it will give some groups a way to raise some money and allow little old ladies to have a good time.'' Borhauer says she considers herself a little old lady.

Jerry Cox of the Family Council Action Committee, a group that launched a late campaign against the measure, predicted Arkansans will regret approving the measure. The group has concerns that charitable bingo will make it easier for gambling interests to expand in Arkansas.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man killed in crash following police chase

    Man killed in crash following police chase

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:35 AM EST2017-12-15 14:35:16 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-15 14:40:35 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Wynne man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Cross County.

    A Wynne man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Cross County.

  • Newport police investigates vehicle vandalism

    Newport police investigates vehicle vandalism

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:02 PM EST2017-12-15 04:02:25 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 9:19 AM EST2017-12-15 14:19:38 GMT
    Newport police Lt. Allen Edwards spoke Thursday about vandalism of vehicles along Malcolm Avenue in Newport. (Source: KAIT)Newport police Lt. Allen Edwards spoke Thursday about vandalism of vehicles along Malcolm Avenue in Newport. (Source: KAIT)

    Vehicles driving along Malcolm Avenue in Newport are in the line of fire as juveniles have been suspected of throwing rocks and causing damage. That is according to Newport police.

    Vehicles driving along Malcolm Avenue in Newport are in the line of fire as juveniles have been suspected of throwing rocks and causing damage. That is according to Newport police.

  • Malls in state of change, real estate developer says

    Malls in state of change, real estate developer says

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:20 PM EST2017-12-15 02:20:08 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 9:12 AM EST2017-12-15 14:12:29 GMT
    The Mall at Turtle Creek (Source: KAIT)The Mall at Turtle Creek (Source: KAIT)

    The business of shopping is changing, a local commercial real estate official said, noting it is a trend that is being seen and felt around the country.

    The business of shopping is changing, a local commercial real estate official said, noting it is a trend that is being seen and felt around the country.

Powered by Frankly