Local legislators introduce Racino bill 09 Feb 12

Two local Republican legislators have introduced a Racino bill to the Minnesota Senate.

State Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, of Rochester, is the chief author of the legislation, while Senator Claire Robling, of Jordan, is a co-author.

Senjem and Robling’s bill would allow Canterbury Park and Running Aces to operate lottery terminals, and the revenue would be used to repay the school shift enacted during the 2011 legislative session.

Other Racino bills introduced this session look to use the proceeds for a new Vikings stadium and economic-development incentives.