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Horsemen: PA Purse Funds Are Secure

November 6, 2017:

The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has stated that, following years of uncertainty, it is proud to announce that the budget legislation that was recently passed protects the Race Horse Development Fund by converting it to a virtually untouchable trust fund....read on

Major Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion

October 31, 2017:

On Monday (October 31), Pennsylvania Governor Tow Wolf signed legislation that will not only see online gaming legalized, but will also pave the way for gaming to become available at additional locations, including truck stops and airports....read on

New Commission Holds First Meeting

June 29, 2016:

A stronger, unified governance body to oversee Pennsylvania’s more than $1 billion equine racing industry began its work to strengthen horse and harness racing today (Wednesday, June 29) as the new State Horse Racing Commission had its first meeting....read on

Governor Signs PA Racing Bill Into Law

February 23, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 941, which, among other things, includes reforms of Pennsylvania’s equine racing industry....read on

PA Governance Bill Set For Gov. Wolf

February 12, 2016:

A bill that calls for Pennsylvania’s existing two racing commissions to be dissolved and replaced by a new sole commission that would operate under the Department of Agriculture has passed all legislative hurdles and is poised to be addressed by Governor Tom Wolf....read on

PA Proposal Supports Agriculture

February 10, 2016:

On Tuesday, February 9, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal that looks to invest in the State’s agriculture industry....read on

Committee Advances PA Racing Bill

November 23, 2015:

It has been reported that a Pennsylvania House Committee advanced a horse racing bill on Monday, November 23 that has been crafted to avert the threatened shutdown of the industry in the state....read on

Pennsylvania Deadline Extended

October 30, 2015:

After a week of daily discussions between state officials and representatives of Pennsylvania’s horse and harness racing industries and its racetracks, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding expressed optimism today (Friday, Oct. 30) that a long-term solution to the structural deficit in the State Racing Fund is within reach....read on

Report: Progress In Pennsylvania

October 26, 2015:

It has been reported that a resolution to a threatened shutdown of the Pennsylvania horse racing industry could be announced as soon as tomorrow (Tuesday, October 27), as horse racing and government officials met late last week for meetings on the situation....read on

PA Racing Threatened With Shutdown

October 23, 2015:

On Thursday, October 22, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said publicly that the state could shut down the PA horse racing industry this coming week if issues relating to the State Racing Fund are not rectified....read on


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