casino gambling http://wkms.org en Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session http://wkms.org/post/winners-losers-and-lost-causes-general-assemblys-2014-session <p>By law, the only piece of legislation that the 2014&nbsp; Kentucky General Assembly had to pass was a two-year state budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">All else, as Will Rogers put it, is applesauce.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:17:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40024 at http://wkms.org Winners, Losers and Lost Causes From the General Assembly's 2014 Session Expanded Gambling Opponents Offer Testimony to Kentucky House http://wkms.org/post/expanded-gambling-opponents-offer-testimony-kentucky-house <p>Opponents of expanded gambling in Kentucky are focusing on the social costs of casinos. Testimony from anti-gaming groups in Frankfort Wednesday connected expanded gambling with increases in crime and gambling addiction.</p><p>Members of anti-gaming groups told lawmakers that the harm gaming would cause isn’t worth the estimated $286 million in new tax revenue that Rep. Larry Clark says his gaming bill would generate.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:20:26 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38207 at http://wkms.org Expanded Gambling Opponents Offer Testimony to Kentucky House Expanded Gambling Has Better Chance in Both Kentucky Chambers This Year http://wkms.org/post/expanded-gambling-has-better-chance-both-kentucky-chambers-year <p></p><p>Kentucky's debate over casino gambling is a long standing one, but there are indications the proposal has a greater chance of hearings this year in both legislative chambers. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:42:39 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 37955 at http://wkms.org Expanded Gambling Has Better Chance in Both Kentucky Chambers This Year Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-stivers-tells-expanded-gaming-proponents-unify <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s top Republican lawmaker said pending legislation that would expand gaming across the Commonwealth will need strong, unified support. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Senate President Robert </span>Stivers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told a group of Kentucky’s top business leaders this week that if backers of expanded gaming want the issue to finally pass, then they’ll have to present a united front.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:33:09 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37322 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senate President Stivers Tells Expanded Gaming Proponents To Unify Former Kentucky Lawmaker Voices Opposition to Expanded Gambling Legislation http://wkms.org/post/former-kentucky-lawmaker-voices-opposition-expanded-gambling-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than a week after a Louisville lawmaker pre-filed expanded gaming legislation, opposition to it is already starting to take shape.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stan Cave is a former Republican House member and an attorney for the anti-gaming Family Foundation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:41:20 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36858 at http://wkms.org Former Kentucky Lawmaker Voices Opposition to Expanded Gambling Legislation 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 IL Casino Bill Waiting On House Vote http://wkms.org/post/il-casino-bill-waiting-house-vote <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers have re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling, but many of the concerns from earlier proposals remain.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The House Executive Committee held a hearing yesterday on a measure to add five casinos and allow slot machines at major airports.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:52:09 +0000 The Associated Press 35994 at http://wkms.org IL Casino Bill Waiting On House Vote Kentucky Anti-Gambling Group: Cost Outweights Benefits http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-anti-gambling-group-cost-outweights-benefits <p></p><p>Gambling brings social ills that will offset any tax revenue to Kentucky, argued a new group that rallied Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda. About 30 people joined the group Stop Predatory Gambling Kentucky for the rally, where speakers dismissed efforts in the General Assembly to expand gambling through casinos or Instant Racing. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:45:11 +0000 Rae Hodge 28973 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Anti-Gambling Group: Cost Outweights Benefits KY Gambling Proponents Unsure on How to Proceed http://wkms.org/post/ky-gambling-proponents-unsure-how-proceed <p></p><p></p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear says disagreement among gambling advocates has made it unlikely that the Legislature can pass a constitutional amendment on casinos this year. Beshear says Kentucky's horse racing industry is divided on how to proceed, which has weakened the chances of passing an amendment.</p><p>Despite a long history of wagering on horses, Kentucky has a constitutional ban on casino-style gambling. And many lawmakers have been reluctant to vote to change that, knowing they may face disapproving constituents in future elections. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:13:09 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27697 at http://wkms.org KY Gambling Proponents Unsure on How to Proceed Beshear Not That Optimistic on Gambling http://wkms.org/post/beshear-not-optimistic-gambling <p></p><p>After years of pushing to legalize casino-style gambling in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear sounds less than optimistic just days before the start of the next legislative session. Beshear has been hopeful that the retirement of Senate President David Williams, the Republican who was seen as the main roadblock to legalizing casinos, would improve the chances to legalize gambling. Williams resigned late last year when Beshear appointed him as a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.&nbsp; However, his departure doesn't appear to have significantly improved the odds of passing a gambling amendment in the Bible Belt state.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:58:22 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26465 at http://wkms.org Beshear Not That Optimistic on Gambling