Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton said he doesn't plan to bring up casino gambling as a way to plug the state's multimillion-dollar financial holes.
The state's $326 million budget shortfall this year fueled speculation that casino gambling might again resurface as a potential source of revenue.
Two years ago, Patton launched debate on the issue when he suggested that lawmakers consider allowing land-based casinos in Kentucky. The idea met with strong resistance from the public and lawmakers.