- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Legislature has sent a bill ending dog racing in Arizona at the end of 2016 to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

Saturday morning’s 28-0 Senate vote followed a 54-0 vote in the House. The legislation will allow the state’s lone remaining greyhound racing facility in Tucson to collect money from offering televised horse racing for at least two years.

The legislation was backed by the owners of Tucson Greyhound Park and allows them to continue to collect cash from off-track wagering at the track for two years.

The track’s lobbyist said the deal recognizes that dog racing is coming to an end across the country and says it allows the track owners to transition to another business.

Two Phoenix-area tracks closed more than five years ago.

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