23rd Senate candidates differ over bridge tolls and gambling revenue

11/04/2012 07:38 PM

Noll, an attorney and current member of the Villa Hills City Council is hoping to use his elected office experience in Frankfort

Pure Politics Don Weber sat down with Noll to talk about the issues and why he is running for the seat which is being vacated by Jack Westwood.

McDaniel was interviewed on Pure Politics in September.

The two clashed over several key issues last month during a debate in Covington, which was featured on the Oct. 16 edition of Pure Politics.

Noll said he is open minded about allowing tolls because that could speed up the construction of the new bridge.

McDaniel said he opposes tolls because Northern Kentucky already doesn’t get back its fair share of money its residents pay into the road fund through the gas tax. And he said tolls on a new bridge carrying I-75 and I-71 across the Ohio River would divert more traffic to other bridges.

The two were closer on their positions on expanded gambling.

Both Noll and McDaniel said they would favor a proposed constitutional amendment with simple language permitting expanded gambling.

McDaniel said he’d like to see a separate piece of legislation that designated which state programs — or horse racetrack purses — would benefit the income from gambling.

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