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Expanded gaming discussion in KY heats up

December 30, 2011

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No morning line just yet, but the odds are a little lower that Kentucky could have a constitutional amendment on the November balloting asking voters if they want more gambling in the state, although any inclusion of racetracks is far from clear. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who was elected to a second term in November, announced Thursday that he has lined up a Republican legislator who has agreed to work with him to craft language for an amendment.
"I had a very good meeting with Senator (Damon) Thayer today, and we will indeed be working together on the gambling amendment," Beshear said. "Senator Thayer and I share the same goal: to get an amendment on the ballot in November. Kentuckians clearly want to vote on this issue, and I look forward to working with Senator Thayer to bring that vote to our citizens."
Thayer chairs the committee that handles proposed constitutional amendments.
Click here to read a report on the development in the Lexington Herald-Leader.  
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