Casino Proposal Not To Be On Michigan November Ballot
August 14th, 2012
A vote that was expected to take place Wednesday morning by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers that would possibly certify the casino initiative will not be taking place. The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered off the Nov. 6 ballot a proposal that would ask state voters to approve eight more private casinos in Michigan. The three-judge panel ordered the Secretary of State to stop the canvass; reject the…petition, and not to allow the proposal to be placed on the ballot. The court ruled the proposed initiative violates a section of the Michigan constitution that prohibits amending a law by reference to its title only. The panel said the proposal would amend the Gaming Act without publishing the sections of the law that would be amended. Backers of the proposal to allow new casinos in Detroit, Clam Lake Township outside Cadillac, DeWitt Township just north of Lansing; Pontiac; Clinton Township; Birch Run Township; Grand Rapids and Romulus, said they plan to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.