Pat Garofalo, author of Racino legislation, says 'Racino is dead'
|Rep. Pat Garofolo turned on his own legislation|
Racino supporters wanted slot machines installed at Canterbury Park and Running Aces, Minnesota's two state-regulated horse-racing tracks. They cited increased revenue for the state and job opportunities among the benefits.
In exchange, the Mdewakanton will be paying the horse-racing track about $80 million over the next ten years.
Garofalo shared his support for the recent deal in the following tweet:
He also reaffirmed his change in opinion with the following tweet a few minutes earlier:
It seems Garofalo thought the legislation was too much of a gamble.
More recent Racino legislation coverage:
-- Senate committee kills Racino bill
-- Racino is dead: Canterbury Park and Mdewakanton Sioux reportedly strike agreement