CHICAGO -- Polk County, Iowa, is moving ahead with plans to expand gaming at its bond-financed Prairie Meadows racetrack in order to produce more money for debt service, a county official said this week.

Mark Stevens, assistant county manager, said the expansion could cost as much as $20 million and could be financed through the issuance of five-year notes or long-term revenue bonds by the county or by the Racing Association of Central Iowa, which is operating the track.

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