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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  • by Mike Location: ky on Mar 16, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    I say the only thing we should vote for is to impeach this democrat jack a**
  • by rich Location: belfry on Mar 14, 2008 at 06:40 PM
    They are letting 14 yr. old girl's strip in Lexington, why not let 10 yr. old kids play the new slot machines. FOOL'S GOLD.
  • by Evelyn Location: Lexington on Mar 14, 2008 at 12:24 PM
    That is why I DO VOTE! I can say I didn't vote for him. If enough of us tell our representative that we don't even want this casino issue on the ballot, we want it put completely away and forgotten we the people will be heard and get what we want. People in Frankfort are more likely to listen to us, if we are voters. It seems as tho Stevie thinks what he wants he should get regardless of what we the people want. Another thing on voting; I received a letter in the mail saying because I'm now over 65, I qualify for the homestead act, which reduces my property tax. I got this letter because I voted, they get the names off the voter registration. If we don't vote, we have no reason to compain.
  • by Dean Location: Floyd County on Mar 14, 2008 at 08:41 AM
    Steve, Didn't you get the message the first time? Tell your old buddy William you are a failure. Quit wasting taxpayers money for your own agenda. If I find out that my legislators vote for this nonsense I will vote against them when it is their time. I still say if you really want to gamble I send you a couple of dollars for gas so you can go to Indiana. I might even send you an extra dollar to play craps since you are already full of it. If you will notice no other state surrounding KY allows this nonsense. It's no wonder that KY is looked down upon by the rest of the nation.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    this is why i never vote..u get people like this in office.
  • by Robin Location: somewhere in ky on Mar 13, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    Stevie, Stevie, Stevie! Give it up! They didn't pass your $1 a pack. What makes you think they're going to give you a casino? I'm with you, David....I can't wait to get him out! He's a freakin' joke!
  • by rich Location: belfry on Mar 13, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    I smell a RAT! They are going to try the back door now. He's not even crying about the House's rejection of his tax on tobacco. Let the non violent felons vote for casino gambling. This is so transparent I could read my newspaper through it. If it walks like a rat, talks like a rat... well you know the rest. I smell a RAT. Lawmakers please don't fall for this nonsense. THe numbers just don't add up.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 04:30 PM
    He hasn't figured for the extra police and emergency personal it would take for the cities and towns that get his casinos,or how bad the crime rate would go up.With trash like this you ask for moffia,gangs,prositutionand more drugs.This is not what the majority of the state wants,we don't want to be recognized like Vegas"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." There is not 3/4ths of Kentucky people going to Indiana to gamble.Do something worth a hoot for the state,quit spending so much time energy and money on your pet project,cut all of the elected officals pay by 8%and balance the budget without hurting the people of Kentucky.Maybe we just elected the next Hitler!!!
  • by Bill Location: Whitesburg, KY on Mar 13, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    Gov. Beashear must have received a fresh influx of bribe money from the gambling industry to start trying to push legislation like this back through again this early.
  • by jane Location: ky on Mar 13, 2008 at 02:10 PM
    I hope it looks like Everest. Do we have to wait 'til 2011?
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