Louisiana Purse Bill Pulled
The bill would have cut the state's purses and breeders' awards in half.
May 16, 2017
Daily Racing Form
A Louisiana lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that would have diverted $36 million in racing purse and breeders' award revenue to a scholarship program.
Jay Morris, a Republican representing a district in the northern part of the state, acknowledged that the legislation would not pass out of a committee. According to a report in Daily Racing Form, Morris cited the large number of phone calls that racing industry supporters had made to committee members last weekend.
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