Memorandum in Support of Assembly Bill 4

September 14, 2007

A Common Cause New York report which reads, in part, 'For 52 years the New York Racing Association (NYRA), a registered nonprofit organization, has held tenure as the sole operator of the Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga Racetracks. Now there are four business groups bidding for the lucrative operating rights. The competition has been fierce in the years leading up to the turnover, and big money has certainly played a significant role in attempting to influence politics.

READ: Common Cause New York Report: Race for New York?s Horse Racing Franchise

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