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Fri May 15, 2009
Winters Says Gaming Bill Not Likely
By Angela Hatton
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo still believes expanded gaming could be an option to boost the state economy. In a recent conversation with Governor Steve Beshear about the possibility of a special session, Stumbo said gambling could help save the horse racing industry. But 1st District Senator Ken Winters says Stumbo's bill is a long shot.
"Actually, I don't sense any sentiment in the Senate that would be favorable to expanded gambling of any type."
Winters says he has received an overwhelming number of comments against gaming legislation from his constituents. If the Governor decides to call a special session this year, Winters' priority will be to protect funding for Kentucky's schools.