Beshear Says He's Turning Attention Back To Gambling Proposal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says his administration
will take another shot at passing gambling legislation now that the
House has passed a budget proposal.

Beshear put his push for casinos on hold while House lawmakers
were developing the two-year spending plan. The budget passed out
of the House on Wednesday.

The governor said Thursday that getting a proposed
constitutional amendment that could allow casinos in the state is
still an "uphill battle."

House lawmakers have been unable to agree on a gambling
proposal. Beshear says Kentucky government could eventually reap
more than $600 million per year from gambling proceeds.

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