UPDATE: Frankfort insiders say that the A & R Senate Committee will not meet until Monday and Senate President Williams will allow the bill to be heard. Interested parties will have the weekend and Monday morning to contact their Senators.
If the bill to approve video lottery terminals for Kentucky racetracks passes the state's House of Representatives during the special session on Friday, the next battleground will likely be the Senate's Appropriations and Revenue Committee later in the day. That's the most likely scenario for the bill, the Paulick Report has learned from sources. Republican Senate president David Williams, an opponent of the bill, is expected to send it to the A & R Committee with the likelihood that it will be killed under the chairmanship of northeast Kentucky Republican Charlie Borders.
Interested parties are encouraged to personally attend the Senate committee meeting.
If you are unable to attend and want your opinion to be heard on the issue, call members of the committee to tell them where you stand. Click here for a list of members of the Senate A & R Committee. Once on the page, click on the names of the individual members to get contact information.
Charlie Borders (R): (502) 564-8100 Ext. 676
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