Beshear Talks Redistricting, Gambling

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/23/2012 11:46 pm
Governor Steve Beshear says he didn't like signing a redistricing bill, but feels like he didn't have a choice.
Last week, lawmakers re-drew legislative boundaries for members of the Kentucky House and Senate. In the House, some Republicans will have to run against each other. In the Senate, some Democrats' districts were moved, including Lexington's Kathy Stein.

Monday, ABC 36 News asked Governor Beshear about his decision to sign that bill.

"Well, certainly it wasn't a perfect bill, and i considered vetoing the bill, quite honestly," he told us. "But it would have been a useless act because my veto just would have been overridden by both the house and the senate, and then there would have been precious little time for anybody to get filed and run for office."

On expanded gambling, the governor says he expects action, soon.

"In the next few days you'll see a bill introduced that would put a constitutional amendment on the ballot and let people vote on that issue in November, and i'm hopeful that the senate will pass it, and then the house will pass it, and we'll get it on the ballot," the governor told ABC 36.

Also Monday, The Family Foundation, which opposes expanded gambling, put out a statement wondering if a gambling bill will be introduced at all.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Hustonville Woman Killed In Collision With Log Truck
State Police said Amanda Griffin, 21, of Hustonville, was killed when the car she was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a log truck on KY 906 near Liberty Wednesday afternoon. KSP said Griffin was not wearing a seat belt.
UPDATE: Police Say One Driver Did Not Survive Collision On U.S. 60
Police said one person died after a collision Thursday at U.S. 60 and Paddock Drive. Video Video
Injury Accident Reported in Versailles
ABC 36 has learned that an injury accident has shut down traffic at one of Versailles' main intersections.
2014 36 Blitz: Somerset Briar Jumpers
Head coach Robbie Lucas lost a big senior class, but that doesn't mean Somerset has any lower expectations this season. Video Video
Winchester Woman Accused Of Shooting Her Stepfather
A Winchester woman was arrested after deputies said her stepfather was shot in the leg. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened around 7:40 Thursday morning outside the victim's home on Gemini Trail in Georgetown. Video Video
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.