Racino bill may be dead for session

A racino bill passed by the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee on March 30 may be dead for the 2012 session, according to yesterday’s edition of “Hot Dish Politics,” a political blog written by Star-Tribune reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger.

According to Stassen-Berger, Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, a racino supporter, said “the idea lacks a majority of backers in the House and Senate.”

“I think we are perhaps a little short right now…the stark reality is that it would be difficult,” Senjem reportedly said.

The blog also reports that the bill was supposed to receive consideration in the Senate Rules committee, which Senjem chairs, but that he “has no plans to hold a hearing on it.”

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