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Racing Commission to resume license discussion Friday

December 19, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting, raising the possibility it may issue a license for a new horse-racing track and casino.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the meeting’s agenda on Friday calls for commissioners to discuss the new license, as well as a court petition seeking to block the commission — at least temporarily — from making a decision on which of five competing companies will get the license.

The commission voted Dec. 6 to postpone any decision on the license until the court petition seeking to block it from taking such action has been resolved. A hearing on the petition before a state District Court judge in Albuquerque hasn’t been scheduled, but there is no court order in place preventing the Racing Commission from issuing the license.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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