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Mo. Gov. Nixon may be close to signing Prop. B reversal

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The Thomas Jefferson statue stands on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Mo. on Dec. 3, 2010.

Missouri House leaders believe Governor Jay Nixon may be on the verge of signing a controversial bill that reverses Proposition B. 

The voter-approved initiative limits dog breeders to 50 per operation and requires larger cages, more outdoor access and annual veterinary exams. 

Nixon is also proposing a compromise that would remove the 50-dog-per-breeder cap while leaving some of the other restrictions in place.  House Speaker Steven Tilley says they’ll take up the governor’s compromise after he signs the rollback bill into law.

“We go into session at 10:00, and my hope was is that we could go to that bill in the morning, so I suspect that he will sign it…"Tilley said. "Now, I’m not his press spokesman, but I would hope that he would sign it Wednesday morning before we go into session.”

When asked, the governor’s press secretary said there would be no action today, and would not say if the Governor would sign the bill tomorrow.

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