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Governor Beshear says lawmakers have time to pass gambling

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is expecting a proposal
to amend the state Constitution to allow casino-style gambling to
be filed soon.

The second-term governor told reporters Wednesday plenty of time
remains in this year's legislative session for the House and Senate
to vote to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot
this fall.

Lawmakers are just more than one-third of the way through the
session that's slated to end in April. Legislative and
congressional redistricting has occupied most of their time so far,
and both issues remain the hot topic in Frankfort.

Beshear said his gambling proposal, which has yet to be
introduced, is just one of several issues forced to the back burner
while lawmakers wrestle with the once-a-decade chore of redrawing
political districts.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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