Election results in Kentucky have lengthened the odds of a slots-at-tracks bill in the state.
Although Republicans gained votes, horse industry supporters still hope they can muster a vote on a constitutional amendment which would clear the way for the electorate to overcome opposition.
The president of the Senate, David Williams, a Republican, gave some hope when he said the Senate might consider a bill if the Democratic-controlled House passed one.
Williams did not say the Senate would pass one, but he indicated it would depend largely on what such a proposal provided.
Challenging In Mass, Too
Re-elected Democratic governor Deval Patrick said on his return to office that a casinos bill “will be up to the legislature,” and House speaker Robert DeLeo’s ardor for a renewed battle seems diminished.
He says he will prioritize health care ahead of gambling legislation.
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