Day At The Track

Those wealthy Pennsylvania horse owners

05:27 AM 17 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Tony and Linda Schadel, harness racing

The following column was written by Derick Giwner of the Daily Racing Form.

Some comments rub me the wrong way regardless of the fact that they don't target me specifically.

Reading about Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf seeking to raid the Horse Racing Development Fund was hardly shocking. The Governor has done it before, and I'm certain if he doesn't succeed in 2021 he'll attempt it again. It was a specific quote from Susan Spicka, the executive director of the Education Voters of Pennsylvania, in this story from Matt Hegarty on that rubbed me the wrong way.

"The legislature has to make a choice," said Spicka. "They can either fund college students who will become our nurses and teachers or continue to give $200 million to wealthy horse owners, many of whom live out of state."

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