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No Dice For Georgia Resolution

Published: March 13, 2015 2:17 pm ET

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The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition has announced that it has run out of time to bring SR 135 – a Senate Resolution to allow for a constitutional amendment to allow Georgians to vote on the legalization of horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering – to the Senate floor.

A release from the organization states that the resolution needed just two more Senate votes to win the 38 votes required for a two-thirds majority in the Senate.

Ultimately, time ran out to bring the resolution to the Senate floor by the March 13 crossover date.

“The two votes we needed to pass the Senate were clearly in reach … we just needed a hundred more yards to cross the finish line,” Carl Bouckaert, chairman of the GHRC, said via release. “Unfortunately, we just could not finalize them before the deadline.”

For more from the GHRC on the situation, click here.

(With files from the GHRC)

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