Expanded Gaming

Local/Regional News
8:01 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Top House Dems Downplay Chances For Gambling Bill

House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark (L), House Speaker Greg Stumbo (R)
Credit Legislative Research Commission

House Democratic leaders are downplaying chances to pass expanded gambling legislation that could bring casinos to Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
10:27 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Support Lacking In Senate For Casino Gambling Bill

Louisville State Senator Dan Seum says not enough of his Republican colleagues are on board with casino gambling legislation
Credit Legislative Research Commission

A prominent Republican says he hasn't lined up enough Senate support to pass a proposed ballot measure aimed at legalizing casinos.

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WUKY In Depth
5:07 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

In-Depth: 2014 Legislative Session Preview

The Kentucky General Assembly kicks off its 2014 session Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
1:15 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Beshear Not Optimistic Over Gambling Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- After years of pushing to legalize casino-style gambling in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear sounds less than optimistic just days before the start of the next legislative session.

"I'm in conversations with legislators about the expanded gaming issue to see what, if anything, might be possible during the upcoming session," Beshear told The Associated Press in an interview this week. "We're faced with a short session and a lot of tough issues, and that may affect people's thinking about what we should do on that issue."

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Local/Regional News
7:39 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Kentucky Lawmakers Optimistic Gambling Bill Will Pass

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After years of defeat, Kentucky lawmakers believe an expanded gambling bill could become law next year. 

At the Kentucky Chamber’s annual policy day, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and new Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer discussed the prospects of such a bill in the upcoming session. Both leaders suggested the opposing chamber take up the bill first when they get to Frankfort next month. 

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Local/Regional News
7:21 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Stumbo Says Gambling Bill Can Start In The House

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- House Speaker Greg Stumbo is no longer demanding that any legislation calling for a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in Kentucky start in the Senate.

"That line in the sand doesn't have to be drawn anymore," Stumbo told reporters during a Capitol press conference on Thursday. "I don't care if it's a House bill or a Senate bill."

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Local/Regional News
9:56 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Administration, Tracks Seek High Court Review

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The issue of slot-like games at Kentucky's racetracks is headed back to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Beshear Unveils Long-Awaited Gambling Amendment Proposal

Gov. Steve Beshear presented a plan Tuesday to amend Kentucky's Constitution to allow up to seven casinos to open in the state, most of them at horse tracks.

Similar proposals to expand gambling opportunities in the state have been debated for years, but have never been able to get through the House and Senate.

"We believe that we have fashioned something that could and should and hopefully will pass both chambers," the Democratic governor said Tuesday.

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