Lawmakers continue work in special session

Lawmakers in Frankfort are now turning their attention from expanded gambling to the budget.

The house and senate have approved differing plans to address Kentucky's $1 billion budget shortfall.

They also will try to resolve differences in legislation aimed at boosting the state's horse industry

On Monday night, a bill that would have added video gaming terminals at race tracks in this state, died in a senate committee.

Proponents of the effort argued it will be needed to help the state's struggling horse industry. Those against the move maintained expanded gambling would lead to thefts, gambling addictions, increased suicides and would hurt horse racing.

The special session is expected to last one or two more days.


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