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Greg Stumbo's expanded gambling amendment opposed by horse group

Greg Stumbo's expanded gambling amendment opposed by horse group | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
The Kentucky Equine Education Project, a pro-casino horse group, is opposing House Speaker Greg Stumbo's proposed constitutional amendment that would allow any form of gambling potentially anywhere.
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Commentary: Casino will hurt Louisville's downtown

Commentary: Casino will hurt Louisville's downtown | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville's moneyed interests want a Churchill Downs casino downtown, and they're telling us that we'll want it, too.
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Billy Harper: I was wrong; Kentucky needs stimulus of expanded gaming

Billy Harper: I was wrong; Kentucky needs stimulus of expanded gaming | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it

It is never easy to admit that you were wrong about such an important issue, but it is clear to me now that I was wrong about expanded gaming. If our state is to become competitive, we must keep the millions of dollars that leave Kentucky every year, and use that money to invest in our future.

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Gambling bill still 'work in progress,' Beshear says

Gambling bill still 'work in progress,' Beshear says | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
As the 60-day session of the General Assembly nears its halfway point, even proponents of legislation to allow casino gambling in the state are giving it long odds.
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Foes of expanded gambling in Kentucky present a potential legal obstacle

Foes of expanded gambling in Kentucky present a potential legal obstacle | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it

Testifying before the state House Licensing and Occupations Committee, Lexington attorney Stan Cave, general counsel for the Lexington-based conservative group, said state lawmakers run the risk of violating the state constitution by approving legislation to spell out exactly how expanded gambling would work before enacting a constitutional amendment to allow gambling.

 
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House panel discusses gambling bills but wants Senate to take action first

House panel discusses gambling bills but wants Senate to take action first | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Democratic leaders of the Kentucky House of Representative want any constitutional amendment that would expand gambling in the state to originate in the Republican-controlled Senate, House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark said Wednesday.
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Expanded gambling debate to begin anew in Kentucky legislature

Expanded gambling debate to begin anew in Kentucky legislature | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Casino gambling amendments have been filed in both chambers, giving new hope to an issue that is before the legislature almost perennially.
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Expanded gambling looms as big issue again in Kentucky

Expanded gambling looms as big issue again in Kentucky | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Supporters of casinos in Kentucky are back in the starting gate, mounting another campaign that promotes expanded gambling as a lucrative revenue source during lean times.
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Expanded gambling bill filed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Expanded gambling bill filed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
A third constitutional amendment that could allow Kentucky casinos was filed on Tuesday by House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
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Commentary: Kenny Mann and the future of Kentucky horse racing

The current session of the state legislature has cut its last corner and is heading into its March stretch drive with lots to do before it crosses the adjournment sine die finish line. It is anyone’s guess right now if the Kentucky General Assembly will have an effective answer as to whether the state’s signature horse industry will survive into the 21st century.
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Churchill Downs would build casino downtown, Louisville mayor says

Churchill Downs would build casino downtown, Louisville mayor says | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Churchill Downs Inc. officials have told him they would prefer operating a casino in downtown Louisville rather than at the Central Avenue racetrack if expanded gambling is ever legalized in Kentucky.
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Gambling measure almost dead, Kentucky lawmaker says

The chances of passing an expanded gambling bill this legislative session appear to be diminishing, according to one of the issue's major proponents.
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Casino opponent says legislature can't pass related bill until amendment approved

Casino opponent says legislature can't pass related bill until amendment approved | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
An attorney for a leading anti-gambling group in Kentucky said Wednesday that the General Assembly cannot approve a bill to regulate casinos until after the state constitution is changed by voters, which at the earliest would be in November.
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A thaw in the game of chicken over casino legislation in Frankfort?

A thaw in the game of chicken over casino legislation in Frankfort? | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Here's my big takeaway from the casino gambling hearing that was held Wednesday in Frankfort. The online story, a version of which appeared in print as well, contains the plain details, but here's a little more on what it could mean.
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Greg Stumbo: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Issue Should Start With Constitutional Amendment

Greg Stumbo: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Issue Should Start With Constitutional Amendment | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it

Stumbo told reporters Tuesday in the Capitol that by letting voters decide the issue first, the legislation could avoid the kind of horse-trading that Senate President Robert Stivers has warned will threaten his support for it.

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Gambling bill would reserve five casinos for racetracks

Gambling bill would reserve five casinos for racetracks | Casino gambling in Kentucky | Scoop.it
Expanded gambling would be allowed at as many as eight sites across Kentucky, including five run by racetracks, under two bills filed Wednesday by Louisville Democrat Larry Clark for the coming legislative session.
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