Beshear urges Kentuckians to contact legislators to put expanded gaming on the ballot

02/17/2012 12:22 PM

Governor Steve Beshear hasn’t embarked on a statewide tour to drum up popular support for allowing the casino issue to make it to the November ballot but did use his weekly video post on the Commonwealth’s website to make that point Friday.

“A change to Kentucky’s constitution will require your approval of an amendment during the next general election in November. Before that vote can happen your senators and representatives in Frankfort will have to decide to put it on the ballot,” Gov. Beshear said.

To give lawmakers more incentive to approve the constitutional amendment, the governor is urging Kentuckians to contact their representatives and senators and is framing the issue as a chance for the citizens to decide.

“Only then can you exercise your right and your voice in how we chart the future of Kentucky. Opponents of expanded gaming should not deny their fellow citizens the right to vote on this issue,” Beshear said. “Kentuckians deserve the chance to have their votes counted in this decision. We want to hear your voices on this issue in November.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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