Beshear Touts Gambling Expansion as Way to Fund Pension System

Promoting an issue his father unsuccessfully championed as governor, Democrat Andy Beshear said Thursday he wants to expand gambling in Kentucky and use the proceeds to help fund the state’s struggling public pension systems.

Beshear, one of four Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor, was asked at a campaign event how he would fix the state’s pension woes.

His reply was to look for new forms of revenue “that don’t raise anybody’s taxes.”

Beshear claims the state could reap up to $500 million a year by legalizing expanded gambling.

Source: MG News

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