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Business group touts major gambling announcement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a news conference at the Capitol to make "a major announcement" regarding support for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gambling in the state.

The event is set for 1 p.m. EST Thursday in the Rotunda.

Gov. Steve Beshear said he is expecting a proposal to amend the state Constitution to allow casino-style gambling to be filed soon. He also said lawmakers still have plenty of time remaining in the legislative session to get it passed.

The legislative session is scheduled to run into April. So far, legislative and congressional redistricting has overshadowed all other issues.

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