Casinos http://wkms.org en Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A Kentucky lawmaker has filed a pair of bills that will again bring the issue of expanded gaming before the General Assembly.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">State Rep. Larry Clark, a Louisville Democrat, has pre-filed legislation that would place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot asking Kentucky voters if they permit "the General Assembly to pass laws authorizing casino gaming?” according to language in BR 108.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:34:40 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36765 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite http://wkms.org/post/opinion-casinos-kentucky-are-sweetheart-deal-elite <p><em>The views expressed in this commentary are the opinion of the commentator and don&rsquo;t necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.</em></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:28:49 +0000 Richard Nelson & Matt Markgraf 17050 at http://wkms.org Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite Afternoon Round-Up 2/22/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-22212 <p><strong>Local, State, Federal Legislation:</strong></p><p>Last week, the South Fulton city commission passed the first reading of an <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/proposed-south-fulton-fire-service-ordinance">ordinance</a> that would allow the fire department to respond to rural fire calls.</p><p>Governor Steve Beshear&#39;s constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky passed the Senate&#39;s State and Local Government committee <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/gambling-amendment-passes-senate-committee">7-4 today</a>.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 22:21:23 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17015 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/22/12 Commonwealth Group Seeking Casino Gambling http://wkms.org/post/commonwealth-group-seeking-casino-gambling <p>A coalition of groups has formed to press Kentucky lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that could legalize casinos in the Commonwealth.&nbsp; The coalition includes several longtime gambling proponents from business and labor. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 14:00:02 +0000 Drew Adams 16868 at http://wkms.org