Thursday, May 01, 2014


Clearly, we have them.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is auditing the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund, which funnels hundreds of millions of dollars in slot machine revenue to Pennsylvania's horse racing industry.


Since the first casino opened in November 2006, the fund has received more than $1.6 billion. Some lawmakers have described it as a giveaway to the racing industry. Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery County, introduced a bill in January to redirect the revenue to public schools, and not, as he wrote in a co-sponsorship memo, to “out-of-state, millionaire racehorse owners.”