Pennsylvania Shutdown Delayed As Lawmakers Seek ‘Long-Term’ Solution

by | 11.07.2015 | 9:53am

A shutdown of Pennsylvania's six racetracks has been delayed another week as legislators continue to work on a deal that will keep the state's racing fund afloat, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Our goal is to provide a long-term, sustainable solution to the horse-racing industry's financial and other challenges in Pennsylvania,” said a joint statement by Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and State Rep. Mike Carroll.

The threat of a shutdown began last month, when it was announced Oct. 22 there was a “serious problem” with the state racing fund. A decision was originally meant to be reached Oct. 30 to avoid a shutdown, but that decision continues to be postponed as parties involved continue to find a solution.

Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer

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