As the Nov. 5 election approaches, candidates for governor, incumbent Republican Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, squared off at a debate in Paducah on Oct. 3. The debate was hosted by the Paducah Chamber of Commerce.
One issue the candidates debated was legalizing casino gambling. Beshear said that allowing expanded gambling would generate needed revenue to support the state’s underfunded public pension systems. Bevin said casino gambling is “fool’s gold” that doesn’t take into consideration the societal costs.
Both candidates expressed support for legalizing medical marijuana,but differed on whether to tax it. Beshear supports taxing medical marijuana, but Bevin says such a tax would be “cruel.”
You can listen to the entire debate here: