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‘Instant racing’ machines go dark after ruling

Slot machine-like “instant racing” machines have stopped their whirring, flashing and dinging and gone silent across the state today, as Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney certified into law SB 1011, the bill that overwhelmingly passed the Legislature to repeal authorization for the gambling machines....

Idaho Supreme Court rejects Otter veto; ‘instant racing’ machines banned

Slot machine-like “instant racing” machines operating at three Idaho locations – including the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls – are illegal, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Lawmakers this year repealed the authorization for the controversial betting machines, which Idaho’s horse racing industry promoted as a way to raise money to support live racing. Amid heavy lobbying, Gov. Butch Otter issued a veto in April, but didn’t return the vetoed bill to the Idaho Senate within the state constitution’s required five-day time limit. The high court said that means the repeal bill became law without the governor’s signature on July 1.

Drama in the courtroom at instant racing arguments…

This morning’s arguments in the instant racing case featured an extended exchange between Justice Daniel Eismann and Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane in which both repeatedly interrupted each other, voices were raised, and the justice accused Kane of “evading” his questions. At issue was whether...

Idaho Supreme Court to hear arguments today in instant racing case

Today is the day that the Idaho Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the instant racing case, the lawsuit from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe that raises questions not only about gambling in Idaho, but also about the Idaho Constitution, the balance of power among...

Otter wants to add his arguments in instant racing repeal court case

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants to add his arguments to the instant racing case that’s pending before the Idaho Supreme Court, in which the Coeur d’Alene Tribe is suing to force Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to certify SB 1011 as law, repealing authorization for...

State: Tribe’s going after wrong guy in instant racing lawsuit

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is going after the wrong guy in their legal fight over instant horse racing terminals. The tribe filed a petition with the Idaho...

Idaho gas tax referendum misses signature gathering deadline

BOISE – A North Idaho retiree’s push to force voter consideration of a 7-cent gas tax increase approved by the Legislature has fallen far short. Alan Littlejohn of Athol needed to gather 47,432 signatures by Tuesday to trigger a voter referendum; he turned in just 32.

Coeur d’Alene Tribe sues over instant racing ban veto

BOISE – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to declare Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of a bill banning instant racing invalid. The lawsuit, filed directly with the Idaho Supreme Court on Wednesday, asks the justices to order Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to certify the bill into law, saying that’s what the Idaho Constitution requires.