Williams http://wkms.org en Gambling Amendment Dies in Senate http://wkms.org/post/gambling-amendment-dies-senate <p>Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s expanded gambling amendment has failed in the state Senate.<br /><br /> The measure would have allowed for a public vote on whether to legalize casinos in the state. It fell seven votes short of the 23 it needed to move to the House. The shortfall was due largely to fractures in the Democratic caucus.<br /><br /> The bill&rsquo;s primary sponsor, Republican Senator Damon Thayer, says he&rsquo;s finished with the issue after nine years of working on it.<br /> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:52:15 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17029 at http://wkms.org Gambling Amendment Dies in Senate