Conway backs expanded gambling to create revenue

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 11:11 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says he supports expanded gambling as a way to raise revenue for essential state programs and hasn't given up on getting the long-stymied proposal through the General Assembly.

 
   Conway says Kentucky has missed out on the economic benefits of casino-style gambling near its borders.
 
   He says he'll promote putting the issue on the ballot as he campaigns across the state.
 
   Conway's comments came after he spoke Thursday to local officials from across Kentucky.
 
   Republican James Comer, who is expected to enter next year's governor's race, promoted right-to-work legislation in his speech to the same group. 
 
   Comer said making Kentucky a "right-to-work" state would enhance its competitiveness.
 
   Kentucky's last GOP governor, Ernie Fletcher, failed in his push to let Kentucky workers opt out of union representation. 

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