Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Expanded Gambling advocates in State House pushing for video slots

Here is the Courier-Journal's report:
House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Okolona, told WHAS-11 that he wants the House to vote on video lottery terminals at race tracks and put the onus on the Senate to decide whether "to kill a $4 billion industry in the Commonwealth."

Clark said he and Speaker Greg Stumbo are meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday to discuss the issue.

Clark mentioned June 15-30 for a possible special session.
The question is, will House members want to risk their own political reputations by voting for a bill that stands almost no chance of passage in the State Senate.

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