LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP, abc24.com) - A group of legislators and other leaders say voters shouldn't sign petitions for proposed ballot items that would allow casinos to open in several Arkansas counties.
The group Stop Casinos Now is urging residents to consider the problems casino gambling would bring to communities, though backers of the measures say economic development would accompany casino development.
Two proposals are circulating. One would allow casinos in Boone, Crittenden, Garland, Jefferson, Miller, Pulaski and Sebastian counties. The other would open gambling parlors in Crittenden, Franklin, Miller and Pulaski counties.
The proposals are not assured of getting on the ballot. Supporters have to gather 78,133 signatures of registered voters by July 6 to get on the November ballot.
If both proposals win voter approval, the one with the most votes would become law.