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Michigan horse racing bill won't become law

07:04 PM 11 Jan 2013 NZDT
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A bill aimed at boosting Michigan's horse racing industry will not be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who considers the plan likely to be unconstitutional without the approval of voters at statewide and local levels.

The measure - House Bill 5546 - was approved by the Michigan Legislature late last year. But because Snyder will not sign it, the measure will be "pocket vetoed" - meaning it will expire this week and won't become law.

The measure was aimed at allowing raceways to install machines allowing customers to place bets based on historical horse races. The goal was to provide a new gambling attraction to help draw more customers in an era when horse tracks have lost ground to casinos and lotteries.

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