Pat Garofalo, author of Racino legislation, says 'Racino is dead'
Rep. Pat Garofolo turned on his own legislation
Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, is now betting against slot machines at the state's horse-racing tracks.
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.
But Canterbury Park and the Mdewakanton Sioux reached a deal June 4 that will likely end Canterbury Park's efforts in support of off-reservation slot machines.
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
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Sketchy Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill empire crumbles
Sat., Oct. 17, 12:00am
Sun., Oct. 18, 12:00pm
Fri., Oct. 23, 7:00pm
Sat., Oct. 24, 7:00pm
- Anti-abortion investigators' shocking revelation: U does research
- Top 5 Hate Mails of the Week: 'I can't believe Shitty Pages...'