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Another Ky. slot plan

August 10, 2005

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A report in Wednesday's Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader revealed that State Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, was pre-filing a plan that would allow up to 21,000 slot machines placed in the state, including 10,000 that would be shared by racetracks and certain hotels.

Under Burch's plan, each of Kentucky's 120 counties would be eligible for an initial allowance of 50 terminals. The remaining 5,000 machines would be divided among the counties based on population.

"I think mine is probably one of the fairest ways to get slot machines in Kentucky," said Burch, adding that he expects his plan to initially bring in $200 million. The money would be used to pay for Medicaid and education, among other things, Burch said.

According to the story, bills that are pre-filed in the General Assembly must be filed again when the session starts in January

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