dog breeding http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Animal Shelter Fees Lawsuit Heard By Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/animal-shelter-fees-lawsuit-heard-mo-supreme-court <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">An attorney for nonprofit animal shelters is trying to persuade the Missouri Supreme Court to strike down a law that he says was originally enacted through "legislative shenanigans."</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">Attorney David Cosgrove argued Tuesday to the Supreme Court that lawmakers violated the state constitution by including the animal shelter fee in a 2010 bill that originally dealt with dynamite.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">But some Supreme Court judges seemed skeptical of Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:38:18 +0000 The Associated Press 9916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Animal Shelter Fees Lawsuit Heard By Mo. Supreme Court Schoeller conducting 'Farm Values Tour' across rural Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schoeller-conducting-farm-values-tour-across-rural-mo <p>Agricultural interests are being highlighted in the Missouri Secretary of State’s race this week.</p><p><a href="http://www.shaneschoeller.org/">Republican nominee Shane Schoeller</a> is conducting a “Farm Values Tour” across the state, in which he’s reviving memories of the recent battle over dog breeding regulations.&nbsp; He says his Democratic opponent, <a href="http://www.jasonkander.com/">Jason Kander</a>, would follow in<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp"> Robin Carnahan’s </a>footsteps in writing ballot summaries that could greatly harm farmers who also breed dogs.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:17:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schoeller conducting 'Farm Values Tour' across rural Mo. New dog breeder rules finalized by Mo. Dept. of Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-dog-breeder-rules-finalized-mo-dept-agriculture <p><a href="http://mda.mo.gov/">The Missouri Department of Agriculture</a> has&nbsp;finalized the first set of new rules for dog breeders in Missouri, which go into effect January first.</p><p>They&#39;re the result of<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=4091895"> a compromise </a>reached earlier this year between Governor Jay Nixon (D)&nbsp;and Republican lawmakers. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:28:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New dog breeder rules finalized by Mo. Dept. of Agriculture Dog-breeding legislation moves through Mo. legislature http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dog-breeding-legislation-moves-through-mo-legislature <p><strong>Updated 6:38 p.m.:</strong></p><p>Missouri lawmakers have sent Gov. Jay Nixon a new version of a bill rewriting a voter-approved law on dog-breeding.</p><p>Wednesday&#39;s quick action by the state House and Senate came after Nixon began the day by signing a previously passed bill repealing key sections of the &quot;Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act&quot; approved by voters last November.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:26:06 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 1048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dog-breeding legislation moves through Mo. legislature Gov. Nixon signs changes to Mo. dog-breeding law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-signs-changes-mo-dog-breeding-law <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation repealing part of a voter-approved dog-breeding law in an agreement with lawmakers to consider more changes to breeder regulations.</p><p>Nixon signed the legislation Wednesday. It eliminates a cap on owning 50 breeding dogs and rolls back various requirements on dogs&#39; living conditions. Instead, breeders would need to provide appropriate space for dogs based on regulations set by the Department of Agriculture. Operators would pay more for licenses and help finance a program that crack down on unlicensed breeders.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:36:45 +0000 The Associated Press 1046 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon signs changes to Mo. dog-breeding law Nixon: Progress made on Mo. dog-breeding issue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-progress-made-mo-dog-breeding-issue <p><em>Update: A 2 p.m. scheduled press conference with Gov. Nixon on this topic was canceled without explanation to the press.</em></p><p>Updated at 3:46 p.m. April 20, 2011:</p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says officials are making progress toward completing an agreement on a dog-breeding law to make revisions embraced by the governor.</p><p>The Legislature earlier passed legislation to rewrite a dog-breeding law that voters approved last year. Nixon didn&#39;t say Wednesday if he&#39;ll sign or veto that legislation.</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:36:10 +0000 The Associated Press 991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: Progress made on Mo. dog-breeding issue Mo. lawmakers approve overhauling dog-breeding law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-approve-overhauling-dog-breeding-law <p>Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation replacing many provisions in a dog-breeding law approved by voters in November.</p><p>The House approved the legislation 85-71 on Wednesday. It cleared the Senate last month and goes now to Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The bill eliminates a cap on owning 50 breeding dogs and rolls back various new requirements on dogs&#39; living conditions. Instead, breeders would need to provide appropriate space for their animals based on regulations set by the Department of Agriculture.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:38:43 +0000 The Associated Press 947 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers approve overhauling dog-breeding law Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-march-8-2011 <ul><li>Two U.S. marshals and one St. Louis police officer were shot while attempting to make an arrest in the 3100 block of Osage in south St. Louis City. St. Louis police have confirmed that the suspect has died following a stand-off that began shortly before 7 a.m. The 2 marshals were taken to St. Louis University hospital where one is in critical condition and one is in fair condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The St. Louis police officer was hit in the vest and suffered a graze wound. Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:08:50 +0000 Julie Bierach 676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions <p>Missouri voters passed a ballot measure in November for tougher rules on dog breeders. Now the Missouri legislature is attempting to overturn the vote.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/04/am-missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions/">Check out the story</a> from our own <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/adam-allington">Adam Allington</a> featured on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/">Marketplace</a> this morning.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:10:27 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions Hearings on bills to repeal Proposition B begin in Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hearings-bills-repeal-proposition-b-begin-mo-house <p>A series of public hearings began today for legislation that would repeal, amend, and place exemptions on <a href="http://missourifordogs.com/">Proposition B</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mo.gov/">Missouri</a> voters narrowly approved the measure in November. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:45:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 396 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hearings on bills to repeal Proposition B begin in Mo. House