Expanded Gambling http://wfpl.org en Rep. Larry Clark: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Still in the Works http://wfpl.org/post/rep-larry-clark-kentucky-expanded-gambling-still-works <p>A state lawmaker from Louisville says the issue of expanded gaming isn’t dead yet.</p><p>Democratic state Rep. Larry Clark says that he met with representatives from five Kentucky racetracks and the head of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to allay concerns of the thoroughbred industry over a bill he has filed that would expand gaming in the state.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8722 at http://wfpl.org Rep. Larry Clark: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Still in the Works Kentucky Senate Republicans: No Sentiment for Expanded Gambling This Year http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-republicans-no-sentiment-expanded-gambling-year <p>Expanded gambling may be dead for another year, according to Kentucky Senate Republicans.</p><p>A bill filed by Sen. Dan Seum, a&nbsp;Louisville Republican, would put a<a href="/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills"> constitutional amendment on the November ballot and let voters decide</a> if they want casinos in the commonwealth.</p><p>But Seum says he doesn’t have the support in the Senate.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:20:38 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8546 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate Republicans: No Sentiment for Expanded Gambling This Year Kentucky Expanded Gambling Critic Shares Concerns With House Committee http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-expanded-gambling-critic-shares-concerns-house-committee <p>The fight over expanded gambling continues in Frankfort.</p><p>Opponent took their concerns on Wednesday to the state House.</p><p>While much of the criticism is rooted in moral opposition to gambling, there’s concern about a lack of transparency as well.</p><p>Members of anti-gaming groups told lawmakers that the harm gaming would cause isn’t worth the estimated $286 million in new tax revenue that Rep. Larry Clark says<a href="/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills"> his gaming bill would generate.</a></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:30:20 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8326 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Expanded Gambling Critic Shares Concerns With House Committee Greg Stumbo: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Issue Should Start With Constitutional Amendment http://wfpl.org/post/greg-stumbo-kentucky-expanded-gambling-issue-should-start-constitutional-amendment <p>FRANKFORT—Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says expanded gaming legislation would ideally begin with a constitutional amendment.</p><p>Stumbo told reporters Tuesday in the Capitol that by letting voters decide the issue first, the legislation could avoid the kind of horse-trading that Senate President Robert Stivers has <a href="/post/kentucky-senate-president-robert-stivers-no-trading-votes-expanded-gambling">warned will threaten his support for it.</a></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8165 at http://wfpl.org Greg Stumbo: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Issue Should Start With Constitutional Amendment What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly http://wfpl.org/post/what-expect-2014-kentucky-general-assembly <p>As temperatures in Kentucky slowly <a href="/post/jcps-other-schools-closed-tuesday-extreme-cold-remains">climb out of the polar abyss,</a> so too will state lawmakers emerge from their districts and trek to Frankfort for the opening day of the 2014 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.</p><p>The session starts Tuesday.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:58:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8145 at http://wfpl.org What to Expect from the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers: No Trading Votes for Expanded Gambling http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-robert-stivers-no-trading-votes-expanded-gambling <p>Kentucky's highest-ranking Republican lawmaker says he will oppose any expanded gambling measure that uses political patronage to garner support.</p><p>Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers says he isn't opposed to expanded gaming if it has unified support, but he doesn’t want the issue to be advanced by a trade of votes for pet projects.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8089 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers: No Trading Votes for Expanded Gambling Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's Budget Will Seek to Reinvest in Education http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gov-steve-beshears-budget-will-seek-reinvest-education <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he'll look at <a href="/post/kentucky-senate-president-expanded-gambling-supporters-need-consistent-voice-win-passagekentucky-senate-president-expanded-gambling-supporters-need-consistent-voice-win-passage">expanded gaming</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/term/tax-reform">tax reform</a> to shore up budget shortfalls and to help pay for reinvestments in education.</p><p>In a sit-down interview with reporters in his Capitol office, Beshear said he would try to find money to put toward school safety and textbooks.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:46:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7933 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's Budget Will Seek to Reinvest in Education Kentucky Senate President: Expanded Gambling Supporters Need 'Consistent Voice' to Win Passage http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-president-expanded-gambling-supporters-need-consistent-voice-win-passage <p>Kentucky’s top Republican lawmaker says pending legislation that would expand gaming across the Commonwealth will need strong, unified support.</p><p>Republican Senate President Robert Stivers told a group of Kentucky’s top business leaders this week that if backers of expanded gaming want the issue to finally pass, then they’ll have to present a united front.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:02:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7893 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate President: Expanded Gambling Supporters Need 'Consistent Voice' to Win Passage Opposition to Kentucky Expanded Gambling Starts Taking Form http://wfpl.org/post/opposition-kentucky-expanded-gambling-starts-taking-form <p>Opposition to a<a href="/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills"> pair of expanded gaming bills filed in the Kentucky legislature </a>is already starting to form.</p><p>Republican leaders in the House and Senate haven’t publicly commented on the legislation, but a former lawmaker’s criticism may offer the shape of things to come.</p><p>Stan Cave is an attorney with the Family Foundation, and has litigated against gaming interests. He was also in the state House from 1992-2000.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:08:03 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7683 at http://wfpl.org Opposition to Kentucky Expanded Gambling Starts Taking Form Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-larry-clark-files-pair-expanded-gaming-bills <p>A Kentucky lawmaker has filed a pair of bills that will again bring the issue of expanded gaming before the General Assembly.</p><p>State Rep. Larry Clark, a Louisville Democrat, has pre-filed legislation that would place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot asking Kentucky voters if they permit "the General Assembly to pass laws authorizing casino gaming?” according to language in BR 108.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:03:49 +0000 Jonathan Meador 7644 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills