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 […]

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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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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 […]

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