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PA Equine Coalition Urges Opposition to H.B. 808

June 26, 2015
Dear Representative:

It is our understanding that H.B. 808, which would legalize Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at thousands of bars and taverns throughout the state, may be brought up for a vote before the House Gaming Oversight Committee this week.  The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition strongly urges you to oppose this legislation because of the […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Letters to Legislators|0 Comments

Parx Racing®, PTHA Announce Creation of New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival; Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification

By |June 26th, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Letter to Pennsylvania Senate – Amended S.B. 352

June 17, 2015
Dear Senator,

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has reviewed SB 352 as amended and strongly opposes the bill as drafted.  The Equine Coalition urges Senators to oppose the bill should it come to the floor for a vote.

One provision added to the bill through the Vogel amendment would give the State Racing Commission unlimited access […]

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Letter to Pennsylvania Senate – Opposition to Proposed Gaming Legislation

June 5, 2015
Dear Senator:

The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition is writing to make clear our opposition to proposed gaming legislation as drafted. Specifically, we:

oppose language that would seek to statutorily decrease the number of live racing days at Pennsylvania racetracks;
oppose language that would enable casinos to launch internet gaming at a significantly reduced tax rate that would […]

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Testimony of Salvatore M. DeBunda to PA House Gaming Oversight Committee – May 14, 2015

The following testimony was provided to the House Gaming Oversight Committee on May 14, 2015 by Salvatore M. DeBunda, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition.
Improving the Competitiveness of the Pennsylvania Racing Industry
Thank you Chairman Payne and members of the committee for holding this important hearing and inviting representatives of Pennsylvania’s race horse owners and […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Testimony|0 Comments

Letter to Pennsylvania Senate – SB 352

March 31, 2015
Dear Senator,

Legislation, S.B. 352, was recently introduced in the Senate to implement reforms to Pennsylvania’s Race Horse Industry Reform Act. While the Pennsylvania Equine Coalition supports the majority of the provisions which provide a much needed update to the Act, we continue to have serious concerns about a provision of the bill that […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Letters to Legislators|0 Comments