Food for thought on Maid-Rites, greyhound racing

The Iowa House has just begun debating a bill that outlines state spending for administrative and regulatory agencies in state government.  Two topics of interest:  House members will debate whether to accept the Senate’s approposal (attached to the bill) which would continue an exemption for Taylor’s Maid-Rite in Marshalltown, allowing the restaurant to continue cooking the meat for its loose-meat sandwiches in the same way it has for over 80 years.

There are also two amendments coming up for consideration that would end greyhound racing in Iowa.  I’ll be back (much) later with the outcome of these two debates.

UPDATE: on a 50-41 vote, the Iowa House has voted to keep legislators out of deciding the hamburger-cooking issue at Taylor’s Maid-Rite in Marshalltown. [Story at]

UPDATE II: Representative Mary Mascher just withdrew her amendment that would have ended greyhound racing in Iowa.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.