Beshear Continues Push For Casino Amendment

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’s trying to muster support for his measure that would allow casino gambling in the Commonwealth. A House committee approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would allow voters to decide whether casinos should be permitted, but the measure doesn’t have enough support at this point to win full House passage.… Continue reading Beshear Continues Push For Casino Amendment

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Officials Say Ruling Won't Affect Animal Control Enforcement

Louisville Metro Government officials say a judge’s ruling regarding the city’s animal control ordinance will not have an effect on enforcement of the law. Jefferson Circuit Judge Martin McDonald ruled that the public was not given sufficient notice of a December, 2006 Metro Council caucus meeting on the ordinance.  His ruling also struck down an amended ordinance… Continue reading Officials Say Ruling Won't Affect Animal Control Enforcement

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Indiana Property Tax Reforms Sent To Conference Committee

A group of Indiana lawmakers will now try to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a property tax reform bill. A House-Senate conference committee will hammer out differences in the two plans.   The Senate version cleared the Republican-controlled chamber Tuesday by a vote of 33-14.   Lawmakers in the House, where Democrats hold the majority, had… Continue reading Indiana Property Tax Reforms Sent To Conference Committee

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Bunning Defends Paying Daughter For Campaign Work

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky is defending his use of campaign funds to pay his daughter to organize his election finance paperwork and to keep track of the money donated to his political action committee. The hiring of relatives by Bunning and dozens of other federal lawmakers to handle campaign finances came to light… Continue reading Bunning Defends Paying Daughter For Campaign Work

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Arena Estimate Lowered

The estimated cost of building Louisville’s new downtown arena has been lowered by $5 million. The project construction manager has announce a new estimate of $249 million, down from the original $254 million.

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Beshear Discusses Casino Plan With House Members

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is moving forward with plans to introduce casino gambling legislation this week. In a speech to the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers Monday, Governor Beshear said the state desperately needs new revenue and casino gambling can provide it.

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