A proposal to allow casino-style betting at racetracks, known as racino, got a positive vote last week in committee. But that may be where the progress stops, Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem indicated on Thursday.
The leader said the idea, which he has pushed, 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 would be difficult," Senjem, R-Rochester, said.
The measure awaits a vote in the Senate Rules committee, which Senjem chairs.
But he said he has no plans right now to hold a hearing on it.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
It takes a certain sort of magic for a presidential debate to shift a race, it seems, some weird alchemy combining ingredients like viewership and mistakes and perceptions and medium. It's almost never about policy.