ICYMI In The Daily – Horseracing

Example two of the awesomeness that is the Peach Pundit Daily.

Horseracing may be back at the Gold Dome this session. In addition to a senate study committee,   Sen. Jack Murphy  sees it as a way to bring tourism as well as construction jobs and new farms to Georgia.  Rep Harry Geisinger (it’s towards the end of the article) sums it up quite succinctly “It’s jobs and revenue,” he said. “There would be farm jobs, track jobs, restaurant jobs, executive jobs – all kinds of jobs that you could think of. This is a jobs-creating bill.” Rep Geisinger also provides a number of around 5000 new jobs.

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9 comments

  1. novicegirl says:

    Parimutuel betting? This sounds like a great piece for GPB’s new program on “jobs and economic development.”

  2. Three Jack says:

    “There would be farm jobs, track jobs, restaurant jobs, executive jobs – all kinds of jobs that you could think of. This is a jobs-creating bill.”

    Same applies if the legislators approved medical marijuana.

  3. Nonchalant says:

    As an trivia aside–true story, I believe. The quarter-mile got its start in America because the road running to colonial Jamestown in the 17th century (colonial capital at the time) had a 1/4 mile straightaway on the outskirts of the town, and the arriving gentry would race each other in.

    So this is a natural for lawmakers. Now if they could just get chariot races approved…could be a new way to settle budget disputes…

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