Fri January 8, 2010
Counter-Gambling Bill Could Be Filed Friday
Frankfort, KY – Senate President David Williams says he plans to file a measure that would allow voters a say in gambling proposals in Kentucky. Williams says he may file as early as Friday. The measure would require a longstanding proposal to legalize slots at horse tracks or any other such proposal to be ratified by voters in a ballot referendum. It's one of the latest twists in the ongoing debate about whether Kentucky should legalize gambling.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he intends to wait at least two weeks before he files legislation to legalize horse-track slots. He says he wants to wait until after Governor Steve Beshear releases his budget proposal.