Legalize Casino Gaming & Medicinal Marijuana to Save KTRS & KRS Pensions and Help KY
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PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to LEGALIZE CASINO GAMING & MEDICINAL MARIJUANA to SAVE KTRS & KRS PENSIONS & HELP ALL KY Citizens!!!
With two bills, Kentucky legislators can solve so many problems in our state, and be hailed as heroes to the Commonwealth. We have two under-funded pension systems that work when funded properly (KTRS & KRS), and provide a stable and comfortable retirement for thousands of teachers, police, firefighters, and other government employees. Kentucky needs revenue to rebuild roads and bridges, crumbling schools, we have a heroin & opioid pill epidemic, tobacco farmers and coalminers without jobs....
It's COMMON SENSE to legalize casino gaming and medicinal marijuana. In 2008, Indiana received over $600 million dollars in tax revenues from their riverboat casinos, half of which, if not more, likely came from Kentucky residents. Those numbers are probably even higher today. According to: http://www.ibrc.indiana.edu/ibr/2009/spring/article1.html
In 2016, Colorado raked in $193 million in tax revenue from the sale of marijuana. According to : https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/revenue/colorado-marijuana-tax-data
Even if Kentucky only did half of their numbers, we would bring in nearly $400 million dollars to fix our pension systems, roads, schools, and so much more. It's absurd we haven't done it already.
Not to mention, legalizing gaming and marijuana would also create thousands of much needed jobs in Kentucky for our farmers, and areas like Eastern Kentucky. Why should we let all the surrounding states take all of our money and use to fix their roads and schools, while ours crumble. Legalizing marijuana would free up our police resources to go after the drugs that are destroying our children and neighborhoods, like heroine, meth, and crack.
Let's use common sense and let's steer Kentucky in the right direction for all our citizens of Kentucky.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION to have our elected legislators LEGALIZE CASINO GAMING & MEDICINAL MARIJUANA
Kentucky Families Thank You!!!
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