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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