horse racing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-october-18-2011 <p><strong>Nixon to announce details of China trip</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says state officials expect to finalize billions of dollars of export agreements during an upcoming trade trip to China. Nixon plans to announce more details of the trip today during a visit to a Cargill soybean processing facility in Kansas City.</p><p>The governor said&nbsp;Monday the trip will allow the state to sign export agreements with Chinese agencies and provide a chance for numerous Missouri businesses to close deals with Chinese customers.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:28:06 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 2267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Quinn opposes slot machines at racetracks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-opposes-slot-machines-racetracks <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn&#39;t support slot machines at Illinois racetracks.</p><p>Quinn on Monday discussed his objections to a gambling bill passed by lawmakers but not yet sent to him.</p><p>Quinn laid out a framework for gambling expansion that includes five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Lake County, Rockford and Danville.</p><p>He says the Illinois Gaming Board should choose the location in Lake County and not the Park City location passed by lawmakers.</p><p>Quinn also says he opposes slot machines at Chicago&#39;s O&#39;Hare or Midway airports.</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:56:42 +0000 The Associated Press 2260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn opposes slot machines at racetracks Language of law keeping money from Ill. horse racing industry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/language-law-keeping-money-ill-horse-racing-industry <p>$2.6 million dollars is waiting to be distributed to Illinois&rsquo; horse racing industry but the law&rsquo;s wording is keeping that from happening.</p><p>More than a decade ago Illinois legislators promised horse tracks 15 percent of the tenth casino&rsquo;s gross revenue receipts.</p><p>That license was caught up in the courts for years.</p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:17:11 +0000 Maria Altman 1963 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Language of law keeping money from Ill. horse racing industry Ill. gambling bill still up in the air while horse racing industry gets influx of cash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-gambling-bill-still-air-while-horse-racing-industry-gets-influx-cash <p>A decision by lawmakers to approve a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois has been followed by two months of delay as Gov. Pat Quinn studies the measure and decides where he stands.</p><p>Quinn has met with a revolving door of supporters and opponents, but he&#39;s given no details on what changes he&#39;d like to see. Skeptical lawmakers continue to use a legislative maneuver to hang onto the bill until Quinn explains what he wants.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:34:10 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. gambling bill still up in the air while horse racing industry gets influx of cash Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-10-2011 <p><strong>Wording approved for Mo. ballot measure limiting payday loans</strong></p><p>A group of community and religious leaders is proposing a Missouri ballot measure that would effectively limit the cost of payday loans. The secretary of state&#39;s office on Tuesday approved the wording of a proposed ballot summary, allowing supporters to begin a petition drive to put the question on a statewide ballot.</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:32:11 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Measure to allow slot machines at Ill. racetracks awaits governor's signature http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/measure-allow-slot-machines-ill-racetracks-awaits-governors-signature <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-975704.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-975704.mp3</a></p><p>Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and horse tracks used to be the only options for legal gambling.</p><p>Then came riverboat casinos.</p><p>For years race track owners&nbsp; in Illinois have asked lawmakers to allow slot machines at their tracks, creating so-called &quot;racinos.&quot;</p><p>Now all it will take is a signature from Governor Pat Quinn.</p><p>But as St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Maria Altman reports, it&rsquo;s not a sure thing.<br /> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:15:54 +0000 Maria Altman 1543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Measure to allow slot machines at Ill. racetracks awaits governor's signature