On April 26, 2012, I posted a blog entry entitled "Arkansas May Roll Dice With Gaming Ballot Referendum" that pointed out a clerical error which could have caused a major issue regarding a proposed ballot initiative to amend the Arkansas Constitution to open Arkansas up to establish four casino gaming establishments.
The Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has now issued a new opinion, Opinion No. 2012-064, which cured the error. According to the Attorney General's opinion, the re-certification was necessary "[d]ue to the omission in [the applicant's] submitted ballot title of one item set forth in your measure relating to the distribution of casino gaming tax proceeds."
An April 27, 2012 ArkansasNews.com article, "AG fixes error in opinion that OKd casino measure" by John Lyons credits me as the source uncovering the error stating that "Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued an amended opinion today after a private attorney in New Jersey spotted an error in an opinion McDaniel issued earlier in the week certifying a proposed gambling amendment."
The original certification mistakenly omitted the Arkansas Children’s Hospital as a proposed recipient of 8 percent of a special casino tax to be implemented if the ballot measure is approved.