Beshear Schedules Press Conference To Discuss Casinos

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has called a press
conference Monday afternoon to talk about his proposal to legalize
casinos in Kentucky.

Time is running out for what has proven to be a divisive issue
among Kentucky lawmakers. Only eight working days remain in the
legislative session.

Lawmakers have been meeting since early January. But Beshear has
been unable to get them to approve his plan to amend the state's
constitution to allow casinos to open in the state.

Beshear spokesman Dick Brown said Monday that the governor
remains optimistic.

If lawmakers approve Beshear's proposed constitutional
amendment, Kentucky voters would get to ratify or reject their
decision in a ballot referendum.

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  • by Yes to Casino Location: kentucky of course on Mar 24, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    There is nothing here, people complain about casinos. How many can just sign into the internet and play online casinos? EVERYONE i think casinos should be put into kentucky and give kentucky that money which the ones online make! Come on people wake up
  • by cig man Location: right here on Mar 24, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    beshear, why not just have a impeachment hearing?
  • by Bill Location: Winchester on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:38 PM
    I am of the opinion that the majority of Kentuckians are tired of Beshear's pushing the gambling issue. His running on the- what does he call it?- oh yes, "gaming" constitutional amendment, had nothing to do with his winning the election. He won because folks were disappointed with Fletcher and did not want him to be re-elected. Plain and simple!! Beshear needs to get priorities in the order that will benefit the state's citizens, e.g., medical/health issues, teacher's pay, budget, waste/fraud in government, reducing lung cancer (Kentucky has the highest percentage of smokers in the nation), public education problems, roads/bridges, pork barreling, etc., etc., etc. Let's get on with governing and find a responsible way to finance the states needs with out having to rely on taking from people that can least afford it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:35 PM
    bingo is bad enuff if this passes kids wont have a chance.all the money be spent on do with out. but in again people dont care for there kids any what i read in news .owell
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:17 PM
    He is full of cramp!!!!!!
  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Mar 24, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    There is a way that seems right unto man but in the end leads to destruction.


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