state of the commonwealth http://wfpl.org en 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 Citing Bleak Economic Outlook, Beshear Pushes for More Tax Revenue for Education, Pensions http://wfpl.org/post/citing-bleak-economic-outlook-beshear-pushes-more-tax-revenue-education-pensions <p></p><p>FRANKFORT —&nbsp;Gov. Steve Beshear is encouraging lawmakers to take bold stances in reforming the state's tax code,&nbsp; before past budget decisions and cuts cripple Kentucky.</p><p>Beshear made the pleas Wednesday night in his annual State of the Commonwealth address.</p><p><a href="/post/read-gov-steve-beshears-2013-state-commonwealth-address">(Read the State of the Commonwealth address.)</a></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:49:06 +0000 Kenny Colston 3853 at http://wfpl.org Citing Bleak Economic Outlook, Beshear Pushes for More Tax Revenue for Education, Pensions