Money begets power begets money, amirite?
In my state of New York there will be a referendum on the November ballot to permit commercial casino gambling. For some reason, the wording of the original ballot was changed. It might have to do with the fact that the governor and legislature received over $1 million in campaign contributions from gambling interests. Coincidence?
The original wording:
The purpose of the proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution is to allow the Legislature to authorize and regulate up to seven casinos. If approved, the amendment would permit commercial casino gambling in New York state.
The updated wording:
The purpose of the proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution is to allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York state for the legislated purpose of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated.