House Democrats

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Horse racing tracks could generate up to $30 million a year in tax revenue for the state's financially troubled pension system if they installed slot-like machines and then taxed the proceeds, the House Speaker said Friday.

In Kentucky, actual slot machines are banned, but two horse tracks have installed similar "Instant Racing" machines that allow people to wager on the outcomes of past horse races.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Holding accountable more than 1,200 special taxing districts that spend some $2.7 billion a year will be a top legislative priority when lawmakers convene just over a month from now.

The issue beat out pension reform, tax reform and a proposed constitutional amendment on gambling for the designation of House Bill 1, which is reserved the biggest issues facing the state.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky House Democrats are enlisting Governor Steve Beshear for electoral help. Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston reports.