Legislature fails to act on Cubs' stadium issue

— Arizona's lawmakers failed to pass legislation needed to keep the Chicago Cubs in Mesa.

The move could reopen the door for Florida to lure baseball's most-attended spring training team.

Mesa still has time to work out a deal for a new spring training facility. But with the Legislature ending its session for this year, lawmakers will scatter across the state and campaign for re-election.

Mesa Councilman Scott Somers acknowledged he's worried that a deal to keep the Cubs is not in place and the team could pull the trigger and leave town.

An agreement struck with the Cubs this winter requires Arizona to approve a funding plan by July 12.

A special session is possible. But the sponsor of a bill to fund the training complex, House Majority Leader John McComish, said he's not counting on that.

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