Ky. Casino Proposal Still Shy of Votes

Ky. Casino Proposal Still Shy of Votes

By JOE BIESK Associated Press Writer
© 2008 The Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A proposal to legalize casino gambling by amending Kentucky's constitution is still shy of the 60 votes it needs to clear the state House, Gov. Steve Beshear told reporters Tuesday.

Beshear acknowledged the proposal, which was one of his top legislative priorities heading into the 2008 General Assembly session, is facing an "uphill climb" getting onto the ballot and before Kentucky voters this November. Nevertheless, Beshear said the measure has support from at least 50 House members and could get more.

"We all agree that at the moment we're not there," Beshear said. "But we're still hopeful that we can come up with the votes necessary."


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