Arizona Racino Amendment (2010)

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An Arizona Racino Amendment did not appear on the November 2010 ballot in the state of Arizona as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. It was being pushed by Andy Tobin, a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives. The amendment would have asked voters to allow "racetrack casinos" or "racinos" in the state as a way of making up for tax revenues that were fast declining in the state's economic recession.[1]

Tobin stated that allowing racinos in Arizona might have been a way to mend the state's $3 billion budget deficit without having to raise taxes. Arizona voters rejected racinos in 2002.

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A majority vote was required in the Arizona State Legislature to refer a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment measure to the ballot. Arizona is one of ten states that allows a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a majority vote in one session of the state's legislature.

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