- Reader Green Mtn Punter wrote in the comments section the other day:
I am more than ever interested to see the Ad Hoc Committee recommendation; perhaps the AHC will persuade me to stop worrying about Empire because I have yet to receive any reassurance from Empire or it's allies.According to Tom Precious, reporting on Bloodhorse.com, we'll learn some details about the NY racing bids today at a meeting of the committee that is termed as a crucial one that will likely include a public discussion of the specific proposals made by the bidders.
In fact, Precious reports that two of his sources said to expect a final vote on the recommendation today. And though we've all been assuming that the final decision will not be made until Eliot Spitzer takes office next year, the article goes on to report:
However, there have been various theories running rampant in recent weeks at the state Capitol how the racing franchise could still somehow appear in a last-minute session by lawmakers if they return to Albany before the end of the year.With Empire having taken on Democrats, including some with ties to Spitzer, we could speculate that the outgoing governor could provide a last minute surprise. But the situation at this point seems too complex to even guess about, and we'll just wait with baited breath to see what happens today.