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Spending to lobby Kentucky legislature hit all-time high in 2023, spurred by gambling bills

BY: - January 19, 2024

FRANKFORT — Gambling interests drove lobbying spending in Frankfort to a record level in 2023. More than 800 corporations, associations and other groups reported spending $24.7 million to influence the Kentucky General Assembly last year, according to data posted Thursday on the Legislative Ethics Commission‘s website. That breaks the prior record of $22.4 million spent […]

‘Gray machines’ ban, sports betting legalization advance in Kentucky House

BY: - March 9, 2023

FRANKFORT  — Two gambling-related bills — one to legalize betting on sports contests and another to ban so-called ‘gray machines’ — advanced in the Kentucky legislature Wednesday.  House Bill 551, sponsored by Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Oakland, would legalize sports gambling in Kentucky and advanced out of the House Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations Committee.  “I’m […]