Governor Steve Beshear is acting quickly to push his plan for casino gambling in Kentucky.
In a speech Thursday at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Beshear said the state is facing tough financial times ahead. He says the state could use the approximately $500 million a year in additional revenues that casinos could bring in.
The governor tried to quell fears that casinos would proliferate around the state by recommending that a proposed constitutional amendment that would state how many casino licenses would be available.
Beshear said he also wants to ensure that revenues be spent on education, health care and economic development.