Georgia is in no rush to expand gambling and Gov. Kemp says that’s okay; rival Abrams disagrees

Georgia is in no rush to expand gambling and Gov. Kemp says that’s okay; rival Abrams disagrees

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  • Emil Moffatt, WABE Radio
August 13, 2022 2:11 PM
  • Emil Moffatt, WABE Radio

    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.