Kentucky legislators have before them no fewer than three bills that would allow the state to bring the issue of expanded gambling before voters in the Commonwealth.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss how  allowing would affect jobs, education, human services, health care, veterans bonuses, local governments and public safety.

Voting Rights, Gambling and Ballot Questions on Legislature's Agenda

Mar 9, 2014
Jonathan Palmer/Special to the Courier-Journal

Even as thousands of Kentuckians marched on the state Capitol last week and called for voting rights for ex-felons, lawmakers have yet to reach an accord on the issue in the 2014 General Assembly. The demonstration Wednesday commemorated the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil-rights march led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to end segregation and extend voting rights for African Americans.

But the message this year focused on restoring voting rights to many felons who have served out their sentences. Legislators in the House and Senate are sparring over provisions in House Bill 70, which seeks a constitutional amendment on voter rights restoration.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman and guests will discuss expanded gambling.  The program that airs on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) Monday  at 7:00 pm/8:00 Central will be re-broadcast on WEKU Tuesday at  11:00 am.