Tue June 9, 2009
Bunning Leaves Gambling Decision to Voters
By Associated Press
Frankfort, KY – U.S. Senator Jim Bunning says the decision of whether to allow video gambling at Kentucky horse racing tracks should be left up to voters. Gov. Steve Beshear called the General Assembly into a special session to begin next Monday to consider a plan that would allow video gambling machines at the tracks. Bunning says his "gut feeling" is for state lawmakers to offer a constitutional amendment on the matter to voters. Bunning declined to offer his personal opinion about whether additional gambling should be legalized.