Thursday, February 23, 2012
Kentucky casino bill sleeps with fishes
It was pretty easy to see this coming.
Kentucky can't create a casino bill that generates income for the state and expands revenue at the racetracks sufficiently to gain the votes to pass the legislature.
And this afternoon, the bill they put up failed on the Senate floor.
Maybe next year they will try something different. But if they can't reconcile the vast differences between those who want most of the revenue to go to tracks and those who want most of the revenue to go to the state, then those who just oppose casinos don't have to do much other than sit back and watch the circus.
And now that it is over for 2012, let's hope we can do something serious about spending less in the budget than revenues will cover.