Expanded gaming clears Senate committee 7-4

Senate floor vote today

Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson joined Gov. Steve Beshear and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today to testify at the Senate State and Local Government Committee in favor of SB 151 (Thayer), a constitutional amendment that would allow citizens to decide the issue of casino gaming in Kentucky. The bill provides a 60-mile buffer to prevent casinos from cannibalizing our state’s licensed racetracks. After nearly two hours of debate both for and against the bill, committee members passed SB 151 on a vote of 7-4. The Chamber recently joined the Kentucky Alliance for Jobs, a coalition of groups who support the people’s right to vote on expanded gaming.

Senate Bill 151 will be voted on by the full Senate today. Please call the legislative message line NOW at 1-800-372-7181 and ask your senator to support SB 151 and let the people decide or CLICK HERE to email your legislators.

 

Categories: Kentucky Competitiveness

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