CHICAGO — Backed by organized labor leaders, a Democratic lawmaker yesterday pressed his colleagues to support a plan that would permit electronic gaming at Illinois’ six horse-racing tracks to ensure funding remains stable for the state’s $31 billion capital program.

The proposal — also being pushed by the horse racing industry that would reap its financial benefits — could generate an initial $100 million in license fees and then $100 million to $300 million annually in new revenue, according to the plan’s sponsor Rep. Will Burns, D-Chicago.

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