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Branstad OKs Bill Ending Council Bluffs Dog Races

Created: 05/30/2014 9:07 PM KAALtv.com

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that will end greyhound dog racing in Council Bluffs by 2016.
    
Branstad's office said the governor signed the bill Friday along with more than a dozen other bills.
    
The measure will end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but allow dog owners to continue operating a track in Dubuque. It requires casinos that have long-subsidized the dog racing tracks to pay $72 million. That will pay for a retirement fund for dog owners and breeders and help the Iowa Greyhound Association negotiate a lease for the Dubuque track.
    
Branstad signed five bills publicly Friday, including legislation that legalizes the use of cannabis oil to treat severe epilepsy.

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(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)


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