Senator Johnson Hosts Joint Senate Hearing on NYRA and the Future of New York Racing

February 08, 2010


ELMONT, N.Y. -- Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, and Senator Eric Adams, chairman of the Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, held a joint hearing on  the  New York Racing Association's finances and its threat to hurt the local economy by canceling the Belmont Stakes on Feb. 3. The hearing additionally focused on the state of New York's thoroughbred racing industry in comparison to other states.