Higdon Wins Special State Senate Election

Republican Rep. Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon won a decisive victory in Tuesday’s special election in a central Kentucky senatorial district. If, as many political pundits claimed, the Senate race was a referendum on expanded gambling, then the electorate wants the issue decided through a constitutional amendment. That’s the position Republican Rep. Jimmy Higdon took in… Continue reading Higdon Wins Special State Senate Election

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,… Continue reading KY Special Session To Resume; Williams Says Slots Bill Dead

Slots Bill Clears Kentucky House

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh History has been made in the Kentucky House with passage of a video slots bill sought by Gov. Steve Beshear. After nearly three hours of debate, the House voted 52-45 for the slots bill despite protests from opponents, who said it was unconstitutional. Watching from the gallery was former… Continue reading Slots Bill Clears Kentucky House

Beshear Unveils Slots Bill; Racing Commission Endorses Plan

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has unveiled the video slots bill he wants lawmakers to approve in next week’s special legislative session. The 150-page bill would allow video slots at horse tracks in Kentucky, with oversight by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. The tracks would each have to pay an initial… Continue reading Beshear Unveils Slots Bill; Racing Commission Endorses Plan

Beshear Unsure If Special Session Will Include Gaming Proposal

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’ll issue the formal call for a special legislative session on the budget later this week. Beshear announced Friday he would summon lawmakers to Frankfort June 15, after a panel of economics estimated the state faces a revenue shortfall of nearly a billion dollars next fiscal year. The governor said… Continue reading Beshear Unsure If Special Session Will Include Gaming Proposal