Michigan House passes bill to fund Horse Racing

FINALLY SOME SANITY IN MICHIGAN.

http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=11409646

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_story.aspx?storyid=115222

http://www.dailymail.com/ap/ApTopStories/200910290984

The Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan House has approved a bill that would restore some funding for the state’s horse racing programs.

The bill passed Thursday by a 105-1 vote and now goes to the Senate. The legislation is considered necessary to keep live horse races running in Michigan after Nov. 5.

The legislation would restore $2.5 million to the Office of Racing Commissioner. The money would come from a tax on simulcast race wagering at horse tracks.

That is the funding source originally sought by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The governor earlier this month vetoed funding for the racing office because lawmakers instead voted to take the cash from a licensing fee paid annually by Detroit casinos.

Granholm supports the changes made in the new bill, which also would restore some prize money.

    If this is what she supported to begin with. Then why did she dissolve the ORC?
    That’s called SUPPORT?

    She Supported, Vetoed, Supported.

    She’s a loon.

    Whatever.

    Let’s just get on with it. And Yes, it would be nice for the people who ran in the Mi. Sire Stakes to finally see their purses paid to them. Up to now absolutely NONE have seen a dime.

    The Hurdles the Horse Racing Industry in Michigan has to constantly jump. My Lord we are Slow here.

    Now let’s get going with some added Gaming.

    THERE IS SOME REAL MONEY TO BE MADE HERE. JUST OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND KEEP THEM OPEN.

    But I’ll keep the Brain Enema’s on hand for the constantly binded and confused.
    But right now, a big THANK YOU TO THE HOUSE!

    AND NOW IT’S ON TO THE SENATE.
    Please don’t fail us now. Too much at stake and too much to loose.

    HORSE RACING IS MILLIONS IN REVENUE ANY WAY YOU LOOK AT IT. AND THE MORE YOU GIVE TO THE TRACKS. THE MORE MICHIGAN WILL MAKE$$$$$$$$$$

    It’s about time that Michigan got off that slow train to nowhere, and give those engines some real HORSE POWER!

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