Soon after leaving the starting gate, a proposal to bring horse racing to the Colorado State Fair was scratched, The Pueblo Chieftain reports.
Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, withdrew Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 on Monday, when it was scheduled to face a vote by the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
The plan would have asked voters to expand Colorado Lottery offerings to include a video keno game, envisioned for bars and restaurants, and to initiate a horse-racing operation affiliated with the Colorado State Fair.
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The Denver Post: Neighborhood bars won’t offer keno and the State Fair grounds won’t regularly host horse races now that the legislature Monday killed the second of two bills aimed at expanding gambling in Colorado. Both proposals — Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 and Senate Bill 215 — were meant to generate between $40 million and $100 million in financial aid for college students at a time when lawmakers intend to give colleges more freedom to raise tuition.