Native American Tribe Recognition Measure Clears House Committee

Georgetown Senator Damon Thayer has been one of the bill’s most outspoken critics. He fears recognition of Native American tribes could lead to casinos in Kentucky, but Representative Meeks says the fears are unfounded. Meeks says under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, only federally-recognized tribes can operate casinos, and only in states that permit gaming.

Visioning Kentucky's Future

In a time when the economic news is grim and cutbacks are happening everywhere, it can be hard to think about things from a long-term perspective. But that’s the mission of the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center. Their biennial report, Visioning Kentucky’s Future: Measures & Milestones looks at the Commonwealth’s trajectory and goals in five areas: communities, education, economy, environment, and government.

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