Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer


A leader in the Kentucky senate believes electronic gambling machines focusing on previously run horse races are partly responsible for record purses at Lexington’s historic track.  Keeneland announced its plans for the spring meet last week.

Keeneland officials says this spring’s April meet will feature a season record $4.4 million in purse money.  Lawmakers like Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer keep up with one of Kentucky’s signature industries.

The pace of activity in the Kentucky senate so far in 2018 is not the same as a year ago.  The 38 member senate in the first week of 2017 approved seven bills including right to work and legislative pension transparency measures, plus legislation to require an ultrasound before an abortion.