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Gov. Beshear says he won't promote casino gambling in State of the State address

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's governor says he doesn't plan to promote casino-style gambling in his State of the Commonwealth speech tonight.

Gov. Steve Beshear says disagreement among gambling proponents on how to proceed make it unlikely that a constitutional amendment could pass the legislature.

Beshear wants tax reform to be a top priority, with the goal to close a budget gap of $1 billion over eight years.

Suggestions include a broadened sales tax and increased taxes for the highest income bracket.  Lawmakers say it's not likely tax reform will pass this session.

The speech is tonight at 7:00.

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