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Runciman: "Turning This Decision Around Is Possible"

July 8, 2012:

Senator Bob Runciman continues to receive attention for his comments and ideas in favour of Ontario's slots-at-racetracks program in advance of his media conference later this month....read on

Sen. Runciman Stepping Up His Fight

July 4, 2012:

Conservative Senator Bob Runciman has turned up the heat in his fight against the Ontario Liberals' planned scrapping of the slots-at-racetracks program, stating that "At a time when Ontario has lost almost 500,000 manufacturing jobs since McGuinty took office, it’s nothing short of mind-boggling that the government would initiate such a harmful policy (ending the slots-at-racetracks program).”...read on

PA Keeps Funding Horse Racing

July 4, 2012:

On Monday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett approved the 2012-2013 state budget that maintains the government's commitment to the Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry by not diverting $72 million from the Race Horse Development Fund, as had originally been proposed in the state’s preliminary budget....read on

PA Pro-Racing Budget Moves To House

May 11, 2012:

According to reports, on Wednesday, May 9 the Pennsylvania Senate overwhelmingly approved a spending plan which does not include the proposed transfer of $72 million from the state's horse-racing improvement fund to other programs...read on

Near Total Elimination Of PA Stakes Probable

March 5, 2012:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed $72 million raid on the Race Horse Development Fund for 2012, together with a planned $47 million transfer to the state’s general fund, would make it virtually impossible to continue stakes racing at 2011 levels, according to the heads of the state’s standardbred horsemen’s organizations...read on

A Call To Action In Pennsylvania

March 2, 2012:

The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association held a crucial meeting on Thursday, March 1 related to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget. The standing-room-only crowd was urged to contact their local legislators as well as the governor to express their concerns...read on


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