Tag: greyhound racing ban
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Staff ReportsSeptember 18, 2018
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Gambling regulators on Tuesday again said they were “renewing” an emergency rule that allows them to continue testing racing greyhounds for drugs, including cocaine. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which regulates gambling through its Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, posted a “notice of renewal” in Tuesday’s Florida Administrative Register. The emergency rule on “Procedures for Collecting Samples from Racing Greyhounds” […]

Staff ReportsAugust 3, 2018
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The Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign announced late Thursday that it received the endorsement of 57 local businesses from across the state. The campaign, which is promoting passage of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ending live dog racing in Florida, is pressing ahead despite a judge’s ruling that the measure’s ballot title and summary are defective […]

Staff ReportsJuly 27, 2018
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Former lawmaker and now Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano has endorsed the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign. The campaign announced Fasano’s support in yet another list of endorsements released late Thursday. That includes Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Michele Lazarow.  “This is an issue that has local grassroots support throughout the state,” Lazarow said in a statement. “Floridians […]

Staff ReportsJuly 25, 2018
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State Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican, and Democratic House District 47 candidate Anna Eskamani have both endorsed the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign.  The campaign announced the endorsements late Tuesday. Protect Dogs is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). Aimed at ending commercial dog racing in the state, the proposal […]

Staff ReportsJuly 20, 2018
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The political committee looking to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to ban greyhound racing in Florida brought in just $6,644 last week, according to a new campaign finance report. The Committee to Support Greyhounds opened up last month for the “purpose of promoting greyhound welfare, racing, and adoption, as well as educating the public regarding the life […]

Drew WilsonJuly 10, 2018
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The political committee backing a ballot measure to ban greyhound racing in Florida took in more than $250,000 last month, with much of that cash coming in from a pair of national groups. The Committee to Protect Dogs showed more than $165,000 in contributions between June 1 and June 22, and Grey2K USA Worldwide easily […]

Jim RosicaJune 21, 2018
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Gambling regulators this week said they plan to keep using an emergency rule that allows them to continue testing racing greyhounds for drugs. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which regulates gambling through its Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, posted a “notice of renewal” in Thursday’s Florida Administrative Register. In Florida, live dog racing is still conducted at 12 […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 8, 2018
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A Democratic state Senator from South Florida has filed legislation expressly allowing dog trainers to give anabolic steroids to racing greyhounds. The bill (SB 1774), filed Friday afternoon by Kevin Rader of Delray Beach, is for the 2018 Legislative Session that begins Tuesday. In Florida, live dog racing is still conducted at 12 tracks. The measure […]


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