One of the reasons why I felt called to serve in state government was to support free market values. I believe this is a common cause for most of the Republican caucus in Frankfort.
Free markets work because they foster innovation and efficiency, both of which ensure economies can thrive.
In our tough economy, many Kentucky small businesses have found a way to offer entertainment to their patrons while creating much needed revenue through legal skill games. Some of my peers in the legislature, however, are determined to punish these Kentuckians for innovating after Covid-19 closed their businesses.
These lawmakers are willing to risk the livelihoods of small business owners to appease gambling giants and special interest groups.