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Arkansas Gambling Proposal Rejected

2 August 2005

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – As reported by the Arkansas News Bureau: "A state legislator's ballot proposal to legalize gambling was shot down Monday by Attorney General Mike Beebe because of a typographical error in the measure's title.

"It was the third rejection this year for Rep. Charles Ormond, D-Morrilton. An incomplete sentence in the popular name of the proposal led to Beebe's refusal of this measure.

"…Ormond's proposal would amend the state constitution to create a state-owned company regulating gambling, charitable bingo and a state lottery. His measure was not selected by the Legislature for referral to the voters next year…"

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