Beshear says gambling proposal coming soon
By JOE BIESK
Associated Press Writer
FRANKFORT, Ky. --
Gov. Steve Beshear said his gambling proposal should be ready for state lawmakers' consideration by early next month.
Beshear, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, also stood by his previous estimate that state government could reap up to $500 million per year from casino gambling. Some lawmakers grumbled that an administration-backed proposal had not been offered yet, but Beshear said the plan is being worked out and expected by early next month.
"We're hopefully going to have the legislation prepared in early February, which will give the General Assembly plenty of time to consider it, hold hearings on it, ask any questions that they would like," Beshear said.
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