Another Richardson Deal Draws Scrutiny

From - A proposal to build a multi-million dollar casino in the middle of Albuquerque has come up quickly and quietly, and it’s drawing some criticism from the area’s state senator and a neighborhood association. “I had no idea about building a huge new casino on the corner of Louisiana and Central,” said state Sen. Tim Keller, D-Albuquerque, was quoted by the Albuquerque Journal as saying.The proposal, from Downs at Albuquerque president – and friend of the governor – Paul Blanchard would “extend the racino’s lease at Expo New Mexico for up to 40 years,” the Journal reported.
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The proposal apparently will go before the State Fair Commission on Wednesday. The board’s seven members were appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson. As the Journal pointed out, “Blanchard is a major political ally and financial supporter of the governor.” Read full story here:



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