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Thu June 18, 2009
Chamber Backs VLT Bill
By Carrie Pond
Hopkinsville, KY – Christian County Chamber of Commerce officials are throwing in their support for Governor Steve Beshear's proposal for expanded gambling, but not because they support slots at horse tracks. Legislators have attached a state income tax exemption for military members to the bill, which would add video lottery terminals at locations that already allow Off Track Betting. By attaching it to a revenue boosting bill, legislators hope to gain passage. Chamber of Commerce officials say the military tax exemption would help attract soldiers and their families from nearby Fort Campbell to live in Hopkinsville. The video slots bill easily cleared the House budget committee and is expected to receive a floor vote today.