Former Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler issued an opinion saying that expanding casino gambling would require a constitutional amendment. However, the Associated Press reports today that Gov. Beshear has “ordered lammakers to consider” his plan to allow “racinos” — video slot terminals — at horse racing tracks during a special session scheduled to begin Monday in Frankfort.
How convenient to pay attention to the Constitution when it serves your purpose but to ignore it when it’s inconvenient toward your political ambitions.
How convenient to promote “racinos” as a way to help “Kentucky’s struggling signature horse industry” but also offer a plan that puts more money into the hands of polticians to spend.