Keyword: Pennsylvania legislature

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Reinstatement of PA Awards Payments Tabled

    Restoration of payments for Pennsylvania breeder and stallion awards suspended since late March because of incorrect language in an omnibus horseracing reform bill signed into law in late February will have to wait at least another month.

  • PA Breeders Seek to Restore Awards Payments

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 15 said it continues to work on restoring payments for breeder and stallion awards after corrective language failed to win approval before the state General Assembly adjourned.

  • Racing at Parx in Pennsylvania

    Proposed Changes in PA-Bred Fund Questioned

    The head of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 1 said legislation that would alter the Thoroughbred breeding fund isn't workable because the proposed percentages could greatly reduce restricted races and owners' bonuses.

  • Penn National is one of three Thoroughbred tracks in Pennsylvania

    Breeding Fund Changes Approved by PA House

    The Pennsylvania House June 30 approved substantive changes to the Thoroughbred breeding fund, some payments from which have been suspended for months because of problematic language in a horse racing reform bill that became law in February.

  • Bill would permit slots at OTBs in Pennsylvania

    PA House Passes Internet Gambling Amendment

    The Pennsylvania House June 22 passed an amendment that adds Internet gambling to a bill that would permit more slot machines in the state but stopped short of approving video gaming machines for bars, taverns, and private clubs.

  • Penn National Race Course in Pennsylvania

    PA Racing 'Reform' Law Signed by Governor

    Legislation designed to modernize horse racing in Pennsylvania was signed into law Feb. 23 by Gov. Tom Wolf, who last fall threatened to shut down the industry because it couldn't pay for regulation.

  • PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

    Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors.

  • PA Lawmakers Join Horsemen in Fighting Cuts

    The Pennsylvania Horse Conference served as platform for racehorse owners, breeders, and trainers to tout support from several lawmakers who oppose a plan cut gaming revenue to purses and breed development programs.

  • PA Horse Industry Hopes to Educate Lawmakers

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, which could lose about $70 million a year in gaming revenue under the proposed state budget, has organized a conference geared toward educating lawmakers.

  • PA Breeders, Horsemen Warn of 'Raid' of Fund

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry is fighting proposed legislation that could take roughly $100 million from the Race Horse Development Fund and use it to help balance the state budget, which is billions of dollars short.

  • Pennsy Senator to Reintroduce Racetrack Slots Bill

    Pennsylvania Sen. Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson, whose district includes Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, is planning to reintroduce a slot-machine bill as early as the week of Oct. 20, according to a report in the Bucks County <i>Courier Times</i>.

  • Pennsylvania Senate Expected to Vote on Track Slots

    The Pennsylvania Senate could vote today, June 25, on legislation to allow slot machines at racetracks. The plan needs 26 votes to pass, and if it does, it will be sent to the House of Representatives.