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Fri Nov 6, 2015, 10:48 PM

Texas horse tracks get funding extension as gambling dispute continues

Texas horse tracks won’t have to shut down anytime soon.

Late on Friday, state lawmakers signed off on another 90 days of funding for the Texas Racing Commission, which regulates horse tracks in the state including Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott appointed new members to the state agency.

“This is a good first step toward getting back on track, so we are giving the agency the time it needs to chart a new course,” said state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who heads the Senate Finance Committee.

“Hopefully, with new commissioners we can start seeing this agency adhere to the Constitution, operate within the law and recognize that the Legislature — not the Racing Commission — makes the law in Texas.”

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article43528395.html

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