Senate Republicans Call Any Gambling Expansion ‘Dead on Arrival’

Two top Republican lawmakers said Thursday that any effort to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky would be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.

The statement reflected a policy reversal for Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, who once sponsored a ballot proposal to legalize casino gambling.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear touts casino gambling as a long-overdue way to generate more than $500 million in yearly tax revenue. He proposes using the money to support Kentucky’s underfunded public pension systems.

Source: MG News

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