McDaniel Rejects Lottery Amendment for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The state attorney general has rejected the language of a proposed ballot measure that would amend Arkansas' constitution to create a state commission to license and regulate a statewide lottery, gambling games, charitable bingo, and raffles.

In his letter to Drew Pritt, the measure's sponsor, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel cited several "ambibguities" in the measure's text.  McDaniel suggested that Pritt seek assistance "perhaps with the guidance of private counsel or ensure that there are no ambiguities or problems of implementation."

Proceeds from Pritt's proposed lottery would go toward public education in Arkansas.

Pritt has had similar measures rejected before, by both McDaniel and his predecessor, Governor Beebe.

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