Thursday, March 27, 2008

Gambling bill on life support

I am hearing no plans to call up the expanded gambling bill. It seems that it is dead for this session.

In Frankfort, I have learned that you never say never. However, the votes aren't there. The budget conference committee is working on the state budget, and it needs to finish its work this weekend. Obviously, you can't plan a budget without knowing how much revenue you have. The conference committee seems to be going forward without planning on any expanded gaming revenue.

If it does come up, it should be renamed "The Lazarus Bill".