No Legislation Relief in New York, Daily Racing Form, 1933-08-05


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NO LEGISLATION RELIEF IN j NEW YORK ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 4. It was definitely decided at the capitol last night that there will be no turf legislation enacted or considered during the current extraordinary session of the legislature. It was pointed out that this is not a question for the state to take up at this time. It had been expected that Governor Lehman might possibly send a special message to the legislature urging the passage of the so-called Crawford-Wallace bill, which passed one branch designed to legalize betting at the New York tracks. . All hopes for such developments have now been abandoned, despite the fact that Gov-ernbr Lehman received many petitions to recommend that the present law be changed to provide relief for The Jockey Club and racing associations and at the same time yield considerable revenue to the state treasury from the proposed tax of eight per cent on the gross receipts of the various tracks. Thousands of prominent turfmen petitioned the governors support in establishing the racing in this state on a solid foundation. It was pointed out that almost all of the racing associations have been operating at a loss.

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