Politics
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Thu February 27, 2014

Rep. Larry Clark: Kentucky Expanded Gambling Still in the Works

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A state lawmaker from Louisville says the issue of expanded gaming isn’t dead yet.

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.

“We discussed a lot of issue that were on the table, and we resolved a lot of ‘em," Clark says. "They’re gonna be back with us Friday on some issues that we think are critical to passing a constitutional amendment and passing gaming but it was very productive today, one of the better meetings we’ve had in quite a few years.”

Clark filed legislation last year to allow for expanded gambling in the state.

A similar bill filed in the Senate has been met with reluctance by Republican leadership in that chamber.