Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer have announced their plan to introduce expanded gaming in Kentucky. The bill would allow voters to amend the state’s constitution this November to allow gaming in up to seven locations in Kentucky. It further would authorize five casino’s at racetracks and two at stand-alone locations at least 60 miles from the… Continue reading Gov. Beshear Introduces Gaming Amendment Proposal
A report has been released showing the potential tax revenue, generated income and growth that expanded gaming could bring to the commonwealth. The study, commissioned by the horse racing industry, precedes Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposal for expanded gaming. Spectrum Gaming Group says eight casinos at horse racing tracks would have an overall economic impact of nearly… Continue reading Report Says Expanded Gambling Could Generate $1.4 Billion
A leading opponent of expanded gaming in Kentucky says Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams’s past gambling problems won’t hurt him with voters.
A new pitch from Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for a budget based on revenue from casino gambling landed with a thud in the state House Thursday.
The Fall Meet at Churchill Downs starts in two days and track officials there say they’ve been able to round up a quality slate of races. As most Kentucky tracks have been lobbying for expanded gambling, one of the claims from the horse industry has been that Bluegrass horsemen are leaving the Commonwealth for other… Continue reading Chuchill Downs Has Full Barns for Fall Meet
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has chosen another powerful Senate Republican to fill a gubernatorial appointment. And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, the governor’s intentions are clear. In 2007, Steve Beshear was elected governor on a promise to let voters, through a constitutional amendment, decide if they want casino gambling in Kentucky. But 22… Continue reading Beshear Appointments Remove Republicans from General Assembly
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is defending his appointment of former Senate Majority Leader Dan Kelly to a circuit judgeship. The judgeship for Dan Kelly is the second time in three months Beshear, a Democrat, has chosen a Senate Republican for a key appointment. In July, Beshear put former Sen.… Continue reading Beshear Defends Kelly Appointment
The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote on Friday.
The Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue committee will act this afternoon on the video slots bill. Speaker Greg Stumbo predicts it will pass the committee, and receive a House floor vote tomorrow.
Kentucky House Democrats continue to sweeten the pot in their ongoing effort to win enough votes for passage of video slots.