A day after his Democratic rival for governor, Stacey Abrams, expressed her support for broadening gambling options in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp maintained an essentially hands-off approach to the subject.
“This is the thing about my position on that: it hasn’t changed,” Kemp told reporters at the state Capitol Wednesday. “I’m at the same place I’ve always have [been]. To be able to do that here, it’s gonna take a constitutional amendment. It doesn’t really matter what the governor thinks, you can’t veto a constitutional amendment.”
Georgia voters approved a referendum in 1992 creating the Georgia Lottery. Revenues from the lottery go to help fund education in the state.