On Monday, the Arkansas Legislature convened for the very first fiscal session.
On Friday, we told you about an effort underway by a Texas businessman to amend the Arkansas Constitution to allow him to open casinos in seven Arkansas counties. As we said then, Family Council opposes that amendment; casinos add social and economic stress to families and communities. Today, I want to briefly outline 5 ways in which expanding Arkansas’ casinos is a bad idea.
In November of 2008, Arkansans voted to institute annual legislative sessions—meaning that, henceforth, the legislature would go from meeting every other year to every year. In less than a month, we’re going to see the results of that vote.