And so much for the voters...
Word is now circulating that Governor Nixon signed SB 113.
The will of the voters means little to the people in Jefferson City. Cruelty to dogs means even less.
Update: Confirmation from Yael T. Abouhalkah from the Kansas City Star.
Not to worry, claims Nixon in an oily move: The legislature has promised to look at his “Missouri compromise” that also guts the voter-approved Prop B in important ways, just not as badly as the legislature’s bill does.
Of course, by signing the really bad law into effect, Nixon must pull out stops to get his merely “bad” bill through.
Barb Shelly also published a writing on the SB 161 debate in the House today, including the fact that it has an emergency clause that would basically override the people's ability to bring about a referendum blocking SB 113. They certainly don't want us to ever vote on this issue, do they?
What also concerned me about the House discussion is the vet requirement mentioned in the debate mirrors SB 113 rather than the text of SB 161 the Governor posted. Was the text of the SB 161 amendment changed before being introduced in the House today?