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Earl Sande
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« on: November 27, 2012, 11:41:58 AM »

Okay everyone, please offer your predictions on what will happen with the "slots at racetracks" legislation during the veto session and beyond.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 11:46:31 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 12:08:40 PM »

Okay everyone, please offer your predictions on what will happen with the "slots at racetracks" legislation during the veto session and beyond.

I don't think they'll bring it up in the veto session, as they'll be too busy crafting pension reform with no way to pay for it. Plus the casino companies will be busy buying off lame duck legislators with promises of cushy jobs in the afterlife.

However, when it does come up next time, it will pass with a huge majorities in both houses, Quinn will find some new excuse to veto it, and Madigan will let it drop, is my prediction.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 12:47:41 PM »

I predict the politicians will take money from people and do nothing.Just a guess.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 01:05:02 PM »

The good news I found out on election day is that Madigan and his buddies gerrymandered me into different state House and Senate districts, so now I have two new legislators who can totally ignore my cards and letters!
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 01:18:15 PM »

Based on the figures I have seen so far from municipalities participating in the state programs, the numbers have been pretty disappointing and will certainly not cover the expense of maintaining the systems and the oversight required by the state.  If the state is going to lose money, why should they be involved?  Before, (when they were illegal) the bar owners were making lots of money and stimulating the economy a lot more than the state will.  The way it is set up now, no one will make enough money to make it worth wild.  I am afraid this might influence some legislators votes.  I also read where the Elgin casino revenues are falling more and more.  Putting slots at Arlington will certainly cause a further drop in revenue to existing casinos.  Do we really want to kill the golden goose.  We need a downtown casino in Chicago and possibly one in Rockford and that is it.  The horseman should get 1% from all casinos outside Cook County and 3% from casinos within Cook County and the money should go to the purse accounts at the racetracks.  End of story.......racing will flourish and the tracks will make money and the breeders and owners will get a needed shot in the arm.  Just look at the money Mr. D has made the past five years on his Churchill Downs stock.  He does not need the money nor does Stiritz at Fairmount.  Less than five hundred horses were registered with the Dept. of Ag this year, that is not enough to run the great Illinois program we currently have.  It will take years to get Illinois back to where it once was unless we get higher purses quickly.  If we fail to see the big picture we will fail again.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »

The good news I found out on election day is that Madigan and his buddies gerrymandered me into different state House and Senate districts, so now I have two new legislators who can totally ignore my cards and letters!

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 03:10:38 PM »

I don't think they'll bring it up in the veto session, as they'll be too busy crafting pension reform with no way to pay for it. Plus the casino companies will be busy buying off lame duck legislators with promises of cushy jobs in the afterlife.

However, when it does come up next time, it will pass with a huge majorities in both houses, Quinn will find some new excuse to veto it, and Madigan will let it drop, is my prediction.

Something must be going on with gambling, because the casino anti-expansion ads are starting to run on radio.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 03:37:19 PM »

      about 30-1 to pass.  Who spends more lobbying..casinos?..horseracing?...Who has the larger public audience?

     
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 04:55:19 PM »

The good news I found out on election day is that Madigan and his buddies gerrymandered me into different state House and Senate districts, so now I have two new legislators who can totally ignore my cards and letters!

Are they able lawmakers or angry old white men like Dwight Kay?
I'm deluded enough to think something might pass in the regular session next year.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 05:16:01 PM »

Are they able lawmakers or angry old white men like Dwight Kay?

Don't know a thing. Don't even recognize their names. Do know they're Democrats ... I don't think we even had R choices on the ballot!

However, since these represent primarily Chicago residents, maybe they'll be more on board with whatever Mayor Rahm wants.
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2012, 11:16:20 AM »

lou lang seems more interested in his medical marijuana law passing this day than in the racing bill.
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