Beshear, Mongiardo Favor Casino Gambling In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Steve
Beshear says he supports a plan for casino gambling. He said today
it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax
revenue to help fund education and road construction.
The former lieutenant governor says Casino gambling, complete
with slots and table games, should be allowed at horse tracks and
freestanding locations.
He added that state lawmakers should pass a proposed
constitutional amendment that would ultimately leave the gambling
issue with Kentucky voters.
Beshear said it's time the people be allowed to vote on whether
they want expanded gaming in Kentucky. The policy announcement by
Beshear marked the first of his campaign. Beshear was flanked by
his running mate Senator Daniel Mongiardo at a news conference in
Frankfort. He said his future proposals would be funded through
money brought in by casino gambling.
Beshear is facing state Treasurer Jonathan Miller and Otis
Hensley Junior of Harlan in the May primary. Candidates have until
January 30th to officially enter the race.

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