Posted at: 10/16/2013 11:43 AM
| Updated at: 10/16/2013 12:32 PM
By: WNYT News
ALBANY - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a proposal to authorize seven more casinos in New York, ruling it was filed too late.
The suit contested the language of the Nov. 5 ballot proposition, claiming it was biased in favor of approval.
It was re-worded by the Cuomo administration and legislative leaders to promise benefits including jobs, lower taxes and school aid without mentioning any potential downside to casinos, including problem gambling and crime.
The state successfully argued the lawsuit was filed too late. The Board of Elections did not post the new wording to its website until Aug. 23, days after the deadline to file a suit.
The attorney who filed the lawsuit says he will appeal.