According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania's horse racing shutdown has been postponed again, with Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding saying in a statement that talks contained “positive steps forward” and that a decision had been deferred until a House committee vote next week on a Senate bill designed to make changes to the industry.
This is the third postponement of the shutdown, which was threatened in late October due to uncertainty that the state racing fund could continue to be sustained amid state budget shortfalls and a decline in wagering. The Senate bill, according to the article, will address how the industry is funded, among other issues.
“We'll keep working with the General Assembly in the coming days to put finishing touches on the bill so a long-term solution can be enacted in the very near future,” said Redding.
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