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Racing Commission director abruptly retires, effective immediately

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho's horse racing regulatory agency has abruptly retired. The Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1CTV2Jb ) reports that Frank Lamb's retirement is effectively immediately. An Idaho State Police spokeswoman declined to provide further information about why Lamb retired. However, the announcement came two days after the Statesman reported Lamb had been working as a consultant and lobbyist in Wyoming for a simulcast and instant horse racing company. Lamb oversaw the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission before becoming the director of the Idaho Racing Commission. In 2013, Lamb testified in support of legalizing instant horse racing before Idaho lawmakers while also being a registered lobbyist in Wyoming. In that same year, instant horse racing became legal in both Idaho and Wyoming.

You can read the AP's full report here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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