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August 25, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams On August 25, 2022, at 9:00 A.M. in Room 101 of the Deering Building, 90 Blossom Lane, Augusta, Maine, and via video conference (Join the meeting on Microsoft Teams), the Maine State Harness Racing Commission will conduct a hearing and receive testimony relative to potential revisions to the 2022-2023 biennial budget, including expenditures for discretionary activities, pursuant to 8 M.R.S. 267 and Commission Rules, Chapters 19 and 21. The specific request involves a budgetary supplement of $55,000 to provide operational support to Maine's pari-mutuel fairs. Each fair would receive $1,000 per race day, except Topsham and Union, which would receive $2,000 per race day.

Also on August 25, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., in Room 101 of the Deering Building, 90 Blossom Lane, Augusta, Maine, and via video conference, the Maine State Harness Racing Commission will conduct a hearing and receive testimony relative to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's recommended operating account established in section 267-A for the Commission covering the "All Other" account expenses for the 2024-2025 biennium. The recommended budget must provide for the conduct of the Commission's core activities necessary to carry out the provisions of the Maine Harness Racing law and requirements. The budget for the account may allow for expenditures for discretionary activities, provided those activities are consistent with the purposes of this chapter.

At both hearings, all parties may be represented by counsel and will be allowed to present evidence; call and examine witnesses; and, present arguments to the Commission.

Persons desiring to intervene may apply by filing a request to intervene with the Commission in accordance with 5 M.R.S. 9054 and Commission rule, Chapter 21, Section 7. Applications for intervention will be accepted until the commencement of the hearing. Applications to intervene presented after the commencement of the hearing will be denied. ##Join Meeting Join Meeting (Microsoft Teams)

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September 20, 2022 9:00 AM Room 118, Marquardt Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
October 18, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
November 15, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams
December 20, 2022 9:00 AM Room 101, Deering Building, Augusta, Maine OR Microsoft Teams

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