Government/Politics
3:38 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Gaming Debate on KET

Credit KET

The co-chair of a campaign to place a constitutional amendment on the Kentucky ballot to decide whether the Commonwealth should permit expanded gaming still thinks it’s going to happen. Ed Glasscock is with Kentucky Wins.

He appeared this week on KET’s Kentucky Tonight. Just because the legislature hasn’t acted on the bill yet, he says, doesn’t mean it won’t…

Glasscock says lawmakers understand the need for enhanced revenues to keep tuition lower at Kentucky universities and provide additional support for primary and secondary education.   However, the head of an organization opposed to the gaming amendment says partnering with gamblers is a “terribly inefficient way” for government to generate more income. John Mark Hack is chairman of Stop Predatory Gambling. He also spoke on Kentucky Tonight

Mark Hack says social science research indicates governmental dependence on gambling revenue is simply “bad public policy”.