KMOX 1120AM

Local

Humane Society Backs Missouri Initiative

View Comments
Missouri Flags
Election Returns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has contributed nearly $93,000 toward a Missouri initiative that would make it harder for state lawmakers to change voter-approved measures.

State Ethics Commission records show the contributions come after lawmakers this year repealed and replaced key parts of dog-breeding law passed by voters last November. The Humane Society of the United States had given more than $2 million toward the dog-breeding initiative and was not pleased when Missouri lawmakers so quickly changed it.

The latest initiative would require a three-quarters vote of the House and Senate — instead of a simple majority — to overturn most voter-approved measures. Supporters still need to gather enough signatures to qualify the initiative for the 2012 ballot.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,913 other followers