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Bad News For Michigan; Gov. Kills Bill

Published: January 11, 2013 1:13 am ET

Last Comment: January 12, 2013 5:07 am ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Despite being approved by Michigan Legislature last year, Governor Rick Snyder will not sign House Bill 5546 – a bill which could have boosted Michigan’s horse racing industry.

According to a report on, if passed the bill would have permitted racetracks to install machines allowing customers to place bets on historical horse races. It could have created additional revenue for the racing industry. Snyder’s administration, however, felt the bill would likely be unconstitutional.

Supporters of the legislation had said that should not be considered an expansion of gaming, but rather a continuation or adaptation of gambling that’s already allowed.

January 12, 2013 - 5:07 amUnless he knew the bill was

Allan Schott SAID...

Unless he knew the bill was unconstitutional, he should have signed it. I am sure the casinos were going to challenge the bill. Unless he knew for a fact it was illegal, he should have let the courts make the final decision.

January 11, 2013 - 8:22 amTell this guy to wake up, he

Tell this guy to wake up, he gets out of bed every morning, but his not awake, To govern you must be awake, (he Felt the BILL would LIKELY BE). You know what's unconstitutional,it's depriving people of finding ways to make an honest living and not holding them hostage with a signature. Have a nice day.

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