Beshear Applauds Lawmakers' Work During Special Session

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is applauding lawmakers for their “significant accomplishments” during the eight-day special session. He’s disappointed the slots bill failed, but defends his decision to add the contentious issue to the special session call. “I respect those who expressed their sincere opposition to gaming. I also respect those, who even among you in […]

Senate Panel Rejects Slots Bill

The Kentucky Senate’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee has rejected a bill that would allow video lottery terminals at the state’s horse tracks. Governor Steve Beshear proposed the measure as a way to boost purses and lift Kentucky’s racing industry, whose leaders say can’t compete with tracks in other states that offer expanded gambling. The slots […]

Horse Industry Reps Call For Slots Bill Approval

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky’s horse industry continues pushing the slots bill that won House approval last week, even though Senate President David Williams says the measure is dead. To help fill Ohio’s three-billion dollar budget deficit, Gov. Ted Strickland is backing video slots at the state’s seven racetracks. If the measure passes, […]

KY Special Session To Resume; Williams Says Slots Bill Dead

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh As Kentucky’s special session resumes this afternoon in Frankfort, all eyes will be on the Senate, where action is pending on the slots bill. House Speaker Greg Stumbo remains optimistic the bill, which squeaked through the House Friday, will get a fair hearing in the Senate. “Including Senator Williams, […]