Keyword: lobbying

  • Churchill Downs Retains New York Lobbyist

    At a time when out-of-state ADW operators are facing mounting criticism from some lawmakers and OTB operators in New York, Churchill Downs Inc. has turned to an influential Albany lobbying firm to represent its interests.

  • Language Harmful to Horse Industry Stripped From Bill

    Weeks of lobbying by the horse industry proved successful the evening of Aug. 2, when the United States House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to remove from the Agriculture Appropriations Act language that could have stymied the movement of horses by cutting off funding for inspections.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Groundhog Day

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Kentucky legislators can't learn everything about the horse business in the few weeks that remain before the session deadline to file bills. It requires professional lobbyists, but it also takes commitment from the rank and file.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Lobby Horse

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Millions of dollars have been raised, and important legislative battles have been won, including the vote on the Internet bill, as a result of the NTRA's legislative activities.