Racino supporters petition to get slots at horse tracks

Running Aces Harness Park has already gathered more than 1,500 signatures on a petition that encourages state lawmakers to support racinos as a way to fix the state budget problem.
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Running Aces Harness Park has already gathered more than 1,500 signatures on a petition that encourages state lawmakers to support racinos as a way to fix the state budget problem.

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