Beshear says gambling plan due out next week

Beshear says gambling plan due out next week

Friday, February 8, 2008 9:17 PM EST Print this story | Email this story
FRANKFORT -- Gov. Steve Beshear is planning to unveil gambling legislation by the end of next week, a proposal that he said could bring the state "several hundreds of millions" in new revenue over the next two years.

Casino license fees could be sold to bring in money to help offset a projected shortfall of nearly $900 million in the next budget cycle, Beshear told reporters Friday. The Democratic governor said he will propose a constitutional amendment that could lead to the legalization of casinos.

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