Thursday, December 5, 2013

Schools at Center of Expanded Gaming Debate in Kentucky

Schools are at the center of the latest debate over expanded gaming in Kentucky.

The Kentucky School Boards Association endorsed a plan to legalize casino gambling in an effort to shore up the state's education budget.

"We need the additional revenues for kids in the classroom," KSBA spokesman Brad Hughes said. "And until the issue of expanded gaming is decided one way or the other, other possible revenue sources really aren't going to be explored."

Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, has already filed two bills addressing expanded gaming in Kentucky.

One would allow voters to decide on a constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling 
and the other would regulate it.