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Legalizing sports gambling? Legislative panel hears pros and cons, aims to draft legislation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legalizing sports gambling in Kentucky and who should operate it was the topic of a legislative meeting. 
Brendan Bussman with Global Market Advisors, a sports betting consulting firm, described sports wagering as a high volume, but low margin enterprise, meaning a lot of money is involved but there is little profit. 
A study performed by his firm indicated that while...

Report on homeschooling shows enrollment is up and increasing at a faster rate than in nation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A report on homeschooling in Kentucky was the topic during a meeting of the General Assembly’s Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee Tuesday. Report author Deborah Nelson, presenting for the Office of Education Accountability, told the panel that enrollment in homeschooling is increasing across the nation and at a faster rate...

Legislators convene Tuesday to face pensions, budgets, adoption, Marsy’s Law and more

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky lawmakers have a full plate of issues to address when they return to Frankfort to convene the 2018 regular session on Tuesday.   At the top of the list is reforming the state’s eight public pension systems, which have a total unfunded liability of between $33 billion and $84 billion, depending on whose figures you use.  Gov. Matt Bevin, accompanied by legislative...