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Governor Beshear will push gambling in legislative session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is pushing for a
constitutional amendment to expand the types of gambling allowed in
Kentucky.

The second-term Democrat told reporters Tuesday that changing
the constitution to allow gambling could generate needed revenue
for state government. He said he intends to "go all out" to try
to get the legislature to allow Kentuckians to vote on whether
gambling should be expanded.

Kentucky has a long tradition of betting on horse races. But
political leaders have been reluctant to open the state to slot
machines or other casino-style games.

Beshear said he and his aides are working on details of his
gambling proposal now, and that he hopes to get a plan passed by
lawmakers in a legislative session that starts early next month.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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