LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have wrangled over casino gambling, education funding and pensions in a combative debate.
Their Monday night showdown on Kentucky Educational Television comes barely more than a week before the Nov. 5 election.
Beshear defended his plan to legalize casino gambling to generate revenue to shore up public pensions. Bevin denounced the plan as a "pipe dream" and questioned Beshear's claims that casino gambling would generate more than $500 million in yearly state revenue.
Bevin accused Beshear of having no way to pay for his promises, including a pay raise for teachers.