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The Family Foundation moves for transfer to Kentucky Supreme Court

LEXINGTON, KY — On Thursday, April 22, 2021, The Family Foundation once again moved to transfer the 10-year old slot-gaming case to the Kentucky Supreme Court.  HISTORY: On Sept. 24, 2020, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Franklin Circuit Court and found...

The Family Foundation moves for transfer to Kentucky Supreme Court

LEXINGTON, KY — On Thursday, April 22, 2021, The Family Foundation once again moved to transfer the 10-year old slot-gaming case to the Kentucky Supreme Court.  HISTORY: On Sept. 24, 2020, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Franklin Circuit Court and found...

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“We won the argument, but lost the fight”

LEXINGTON, KY — "We won the argument, but lost the fight," said Martin Cothran, spokesman for The Family Foundation after SB 120, the slots bill, passed the Kentucky House in a close vote. “Logic and common sense won the legal fight in Court, but money and political...

“It gets harder from here on out,” says group of slots bill

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation said that today's passage of the so-called "historical horse racing" slot machine bill (SB 120) in Senate Licensing and Occupations was expected. "We knew the bill was coming out of the committee. We just wanted to lay out our...

A legal “rabbit hole”?

LEXINGTON, KY — "This case gets more surreal by the hour," said a spokesman for The Family Foundation after the Franklin Circuit Court declined to enter judgment this morning as directed by the Kentucky Supreme Court on its historical horse racing decision. On Sept....

Slots bill is an “Alice in Wonderland Approach,” says group

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation said today that the slots bill being filed today is an "Alice in Wonderland" approach to a serious issue. The bill will completely ignore the recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling and simply define pari-mutuel wagering as something...

Editorial Submission: When Conservatives Act Like Liberals in Frankfort

---Respectfully submitted by Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst of The Family Foundation--- The two most basic things that distinguish conservatives is, first, a devotion to constitutional government, and, secondly, an equal devotion to the free market. On the one...

Race Tracks have “gone rogue,” says group opposing slots

LEXINGTON, KY — A spokesman for The Family Foundation today questioned the need for a new law legalizing so-called "historical horse racing" slot machines. "Why do the horse racing tracks need a new law to keep operating slot parlors when they seem to be able to...

“We won the argument, but lost the fight”

LEXINGTON, KY — "We won the argument, but lost the fight," said Martin Cothran, spokesman for The Family Foundation after SB 120, the slots bill, passed the Kentucky House in a close vote. “Logic and common sense won the legal fight in Court, but money and political...

“It gets harder from here on out,” says group of slots bill

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation said that today's passage of the so-called "historical horse racing" slot machine bill (SB 120) in Senate Licensing and Occupations was expected. "We knew the bill was coming out of the committee. We just wanted to lay out our...

A legal “rabbit hole”?

LEXINGTON, KY — "This case gets more surreal by the hour," said a spokesman for The Family Foundation after the Franklin Circuit Court declined to enter judgment this morning as directed by the Kentucky Supreme Court on its historical horse racing decision. On Sept....

Slots bill is an “Alice in Wonderland Approach,” says group

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation said today that the slots bill being filed today is an "Alice in Wonderland" approach to a serious issue. The bill will completely ignore the recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling and simply define pari-mutuel wagering as something...

Editorial Submission: When Conservatives Act Like Liberals in Frankfort

---Respectfully submitted by Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst of The Family Foundation--- The two most basic things that distinguish conservatives is, first, a devotion to constitutional government, and, secondly, an equal devotion to the free market. On the one...

Race Tracks have “gone rogue,” says group opposing slots

LEXINGTON, KY — A spokesman for The Family Foundation today questioned the need for a new law legalizing so-called "historical horse racing" slot machines. "Why do the horse racing tracks need a new law to keep operating slot parlors when they seem to be able to...