Slots Opponents Rally in Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s bill to expand gambling in the commonwealth drew several hundred opponents to a rally in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Buck Run Baptist Chuch Pastor Hershael York of Frankfort says video slots at horse tracks is not about the horses, it’s about gambling and… Continue reading Slots Opponents Rally in Frankfort

Beshear Tweaks Agenda for Special Session

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The special session of the Kentucky General Assembly is underway in Frankfort. Lawmakers are being asked to balance the budget, approve some economic incentives and a funding mechanism for major bridge projects, and allow video slots at horse tracks. It’s an ambitious agenda, but House Speaker Greg Stumbo believes… Continue reading Beshear Tweaks Agenda for Special Session

Conway Says No Amendment Needed for Slots

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Proponents of expanded gambling in Kentucky now have a current legal opinion bolstering their arguments that a constitutional amendment is unnecessary. It’s only an opinion and it’s not legally binding, but Attorney General Jack Conway says it’s not necessary to further amend the state constitution to allow video slot… Continue reading Conway Says No Amendment Needed for Slots

Beshear Adds Video Slots to Session Call

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Saying it’s time to vote it up or down, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is adding the issue of video slots at horse tracks to the agenda of the June 15th special session. Governor Beshear says Kentucky is in danger of losing its signature horse industry, which he says is… Continue reading Beshear Adds Video Slots to Session Call

Group Threatens Lawsuit if State Approves Video Slots

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A group opposed to expanded gambling is threatening to sue if video slots at Kentucky horse tracks are approved without a constitutional amendment. Governor Beshear is considering calling a special session to address looming state budget deficits, and horse industry officials are hoping expanded gaming will be on the… Continue reading Group Threatens Lawsuit if State Approves Video Slots