Ohio Roundtable Challenges Learn and Earn Casino Petition April 05 2006
Patty Marountas, (440) 572-1796
April 5, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio – Today, Ohio Roundtable filed a challenge with Attorney General Jim Petro against the summary language used by the Learn and Earn Committee in their proposed constitutional amendment to bring casino gambling to Ohio. Dave Zanotti, President of the Ohio Roundtable, issued the following statement:
"The Ohio Constitution requires a fair and accurate summary of all ballot issues. People being asked to sign petitions deserve the facts. The voters of Ohio deserve no less. It is clear from the large number of omissions in this summary that casino backers are trying to pull one over on the people of Ohio. Casino backers intend to deluge Ohio with a multi-million dollar campaign of phony ads claiming casinos will help educate Ohio children. The Attorney General should insist that Ohioans get a truthful summary of the full scope of this amendment which will open 10 casino gambling facilities statewide and make a handful of wealthy investors billions of dollars."
The Ohio Roundtable is a division of The American Policy Roundtable founded in 1980. The Roundtable is a non-profit public policy organization. Ohio Roundtable helped lead successful campaigns against casino gambling in 1990 and 1996.