The Greater Kansas Racing Alliance, Race for Kansas

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Turn the Faucet Off

March 30, 2018 – The legislature has been in session 76 days and is moving very slowly on common sense legislation. Contact your legislators and tell them to bring racing back to Kansas. In this news update we’ve also included a supporter’s letter to the editor and a video of Gail Radke explaining why legislators need to turn the faucet off!

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Supporter Writes Letter to the Editor

March 24, 2018 – Racing supporter, Rick Brunk, tells the Kansas City Star that Kansas needs to reopen the tracks! Brunk writes, “Kansas needs money to keep our schools going. Is it conceivable that pari-mutuel wagering, simulcast betting and slots at the Woodlands and other tracks in Kansas could raise a substantial amount of much-needed revenue to help our school systems. . . Think of all the money we could keep here in our state if the government would vote to allow an equal percentage of slot revenue from the tracks as the casinos have. I mean, what is 40 percent of nothing compared with 25 percent of, let’s say, a million dollars? Do the math. . . “

Read Brunk’s full letter to the KC Star.

Still Awaiting Action

March 16, 2018 – HB 2545 is still awaiting a vote on the House Floor. You’ll also learn more about ways you can combat the tall-tales spun by animal rights activists.

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Better Horses Special Race for Kansas Episode

March 15, 2018 – Check out the Better Horses Network’s special episode of Better Horses, dedicated to our efforts to bring racing back to Kansas! This features a visit to a greyhound farm where you can see how well greyhounds are treated. If you need a way to talk to your friends and family about the importance of bringing racing back to Kansas, this is a great place to start!

Bill Leaves Committee

March 9, 2018 – On Wednesday, House Bill 2545 was voted out of the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs. This means it is ready for the Kansas House to take a vote and send this along to the Senate. We need you to continue contacting your legislators and ask them to vote to return racing to Kansas.

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Equifest 2018 and More Lies

March 1, 2018 – This past week we visited with many of you at Equifest. We’ve also seen more lies about the treatment of greyhounds being spread. We anticipate activity on our efforts to pick up next week.