Kentucky Senate says no to a Constitutional amendment expanding gambling.
Kentucky Senate Kills Gambling Amendment
A measure authorizing a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in Kentucky was defeated by the state Senate on a 21-16 vote the afternoon of Feb. 23. One senator was absent.
The measure would have authorized up to seven casinos in the state had it made it through the General Assembly. It was largely opposed by Republicans even though its primary sponsor, Sen. Damon Thayer, is a Republican who worked closely with Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in bipartisan fashion.