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Author Topic: Please contact IL Gov.Quinn  (Read 20356 times)
honesthorseman
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2011, 04:14:36 PM »


SUPPORT SB 1849 (Link /Lang)
 
NEW GAMING REVENUES TO FUND EDUCATION AND
CAPITAL PROGRAMS AND TO CREATE AND SAVE JOBS
 
BACKGROUND
 
​Last spring, the General Assembly passed major gaming legislation that the Governor has criticized.  SB1849 incorporates changes recommended by the Governor.  The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability in its 2010 report on “Wagering in Illinois” indicates that the “most prominent ideas for improving state revenues include establishing new riverboats near Chicago, increasing the maximum number of gaming positions, and allowing slot machines at racetracks”.  SB 1849 implements this plan.
 
PLAN
New Gaming Positions

Provides for 1 Chicago land-based casino [4,000 gaming positions].

Provides for 4 new riverboats (land-based optional): Danville (Vermillion Co.), Park City (Lake Co.), South Suburban Cook County (Cook Co.) and Rockford (Winnebago Co.) [1,200 gaming positions per facility]. 

Current law authorizes 12,000 gaming positions (1,200 at each of the 10 riverboats).  This bill increases the number of gaming positions at the existing and new riverboats to 1,600. 

All riverboats may become land-based.
 
New Electronic Gaming (“Racino”)

Grants gaming positions to the State’s 6 racetracks (“racinos”) –Each Cook County track (Arlington, Hawthorne, and Maywood) is authorized up to 1,200 positions.  Each track outside Cook County is authorized up to 900 positions (Balmoral, Quad City Downs, and Fairmount). Quad City Downs may implement 350 positions initially but may group to 900 at a later date.  Requires additional dollars to be spent on backstretch workers, university research, State & county fairs, and retired or injured thoroughbred horses, increasespurses by $60 to$80 million per year. 

Provides that racetracks must operate live racing opportunities for horsemen.

Eliminates the casino impact fee; eliminates purse recapture; and eliminates the 10th license subsidy to racing.
 
REVENUES TO THE STATE
 

The Education Assistance Fund is estimated to receive an additional$536M-$785M annually between CY13-CY18. 
Note:  The Education Assistance Fund received $445M in CY08 and $382M in CY09.

The Capital Projects Fund is estimated to receive $68M-$105Mannually between CY13-CY18.

The State’s total annual privilege tax revenues from all facilities (existing and future) are estimated to be between $750M-$969M in CY13-18. 

The State is estimated to receive the following up-front licensing and initial fees ($440M for State debt pay down).

The State is estimated to receive the following reconciliation payments within 5-7 years after gaming positions become operational ($970M for State debt pay down).

Creates Future of Agriculture Fund for new funding of county fairs, 4-H and FFA programs, soil and water conservation, forestry and parks. $25M will be spent annually for these agribusiness programs from taxes from electronic gaming.

Authorizes funds to rebuild Illinois State fairgrounds.
 
JOBS
 
The proposal would create an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 new permanent jobs at the racetracks and an estimated $200 million to $400 million capital investment at these tracks, which would supporthundreds of trade organization jobs to construct new facilities or remodel the racetracks to operate electronic gaming.  In addition, new casinos will serve as an economic development engine for Illinois, expand our tourism and hospitality industries, and provide 1,000’s of new jobs for Illinois.  The proposal would support the state’s historic horse racing industry and stem the loss of racing jobs to other states.
 
SUPPORTED BY
 
Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association
Arlington Park Racecourse
Illinois AFL-CIO
Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association
Balmoral Park Racetrack
Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council
Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent
Protective Association
Fairmount Park Racetrack
 
 
Hawthorne Race Course
Teamsters Joint Council 25
Illinois Standardbred Owners &
Breeders Association
Maywood Park Racetrack
Operating Engineers Local 399
 
Quad City Downs Racecourse
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134
Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders &
Owners Foundation
 
Service Employees International Union Local 1
 
City of Chicago
UniteHere! Local 450
Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce
City of Rockford
Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs
Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
City of Danville
Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Union – Local No. 750
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Park City
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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2011, 12:16:31 AM »

Quinn is an idiot.  It appears that he still opposes "racinos"
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2011, 11:50:12 AM »

Quinn will not change his stance on Racinos
What makes anyone think he will
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2012, 09:00:13 AM »

Quinn will not change his stance on Racinos
What makes anyone think he will

Which leads us to why is this thread still up here?
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2012, 04:58:48 PM »

WE CAN CALL TILL THEY SHUT OUR PHONES OFF,,,,,,


QUINN IS A ,,RAT,,,,HATES HORSEMAN

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« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2012, 03:01:48 PM »

WE CAN CALL TILL THEY SHUT OUR PHONES OFF,,,,,,


QUINN IS A ,,RAT,,,,HATES HORSEMAN

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I called and got through to someone , I voiced my choice to accept SB1849
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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2012, 02:21:19 PM »


Phone numbers for Governor Quinn's offices:
 (217)-782-0244 (Springfield office)
 (312)-814-2121 (Chicago office)
 
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2012, 09:43:04 AM »

Quinn was backed by gaming and continues to show his allegiance to Gaming . Only bright side for the future is Quinn will be a one term Governor in Illinois .
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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2012, 02:08:06 AM »



      Yeah and let him know who is cashing all the tickets at Balmoral he'll be happy to hear.
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2012, 03:11:22 AM »

Let him know Maywood Park is violating the law.
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« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2013, 02:25:35 PM »

larry has he already  served one  term as gov?
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