New Bills Aim to End $230 Million in Corporate Welfare for New York Horse Racing

As part of a sweetheart deal enacted years ago to bail out the New York horse racing industry, $230 million in casino profits goes straight into the coffers of privately owned racing companies every single year. Eleven racetracks have been handed nearly $1 billion in just the past four years. And they don’t even have to keep the horses alive to get the cash—106 horses died at New York tracks just last year.

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Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal and Sen. Robert Jackson are challenging this corporate welfare. Rosenthal has introduced Assembly Bill A1162, and Jackson has introduced Senate Bill S8485—which would cancel $230 million in annual subsidies to racehorse owners, breeders, and trainers and for New York Racing Association track operating expenses and capital improvements.

Please take action: Ask Gov. Kathy Hochul to end horse racing corporate welfare now!

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