Stumbo is Betting On Expanded Gambling to Solve Pension Woes

UPDATE: The bill has been rejected by the Senate. Click here to read more.

House leaders are betting on expanded gambling to solve problems with Kentucky’s pension system.

House leaders are floating a new scheme that would rely on revenue from so-called “instant racing” – which are really just poorly-disguised slot machines – and online gambling to shore up ailing pension funds.

See for yourself — is this a horse race, or a slot machine?

Could it be that House leaders are simply looking for a way to expand gambling, and see an opportunity to do so under the guise of rescuing pensions?

Whatever the intention, the outcome will be the same if this bill passes: the most vulnerable Kentucky families will suffer. Expanded gambling will bring with it a host of economic and social ills that will drain even more resources away from Kentucky families.

You can help put a stop to it, but you must act quickly. Call the Kentucky Legislative Hotline TODAY at 1-800-372-7181 and tell your Senator to oppose any attempt to expand gambling in Kentucky.

The message line is available Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. EST and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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