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Kentucky to consider expanded gambling

Governor Steve Beshear wants legislature to pass ‘simple’ constitutional amendment next week set to feature enabling legislation.

Friday 30th December 2011

The governor for the southern US state of Kentucky has announced that he expects to introduce a ‘simple’ constitutional amendment into the Senate next week that will feature enabling legislation for the expansion of gambling. Governor Steve Beshear was sworn into office earlier this month for his second four-year term and revealed that his measure will allow lawmakers to work on specific details later. “People don’t want to look at a 14-page amendment to determine whether they are going to vote on it or not,” the Democrat told the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper. “We need a fairly simple approach to this.” Expanded gambling was a priority for the 67-year-old during his first term as Governor but the legislature never approved his proposals, which led Beshear to state earlier this month that a constitutional amendment is the best way to go. He has not disclosed who is set to sponsor his measure but declared that he will ‘aggressively pursue’ expanded gambling in the next legislative session set to begin on Tuesday. Beshear proclaimed that Kentucky is losing hundreds of millions of dollars to neighbouring states that allow casino gambling and, should the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives approve his proposed constitutional amendment, voters could decide the issue at the polls as early as next November.

Source: OnlineCasinoNews

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