Attempt at booze sales in Missouri Capitol fails
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A bid to allow alcohol sales for special events at the Missouri Capitol appears to have run dry.
Missouri House members had voted Wednesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill. But the Senate quit early Thursday without taking a vote on the measure.
The bill would have allowed sales of alcohol, food and souvenirs at Capitol events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the building or the 200th anniversary of Missouri's statehood. The intent was to raise money for state celebrations.
Nixon said he vetoed the bill because it presents a poor image to visiting children and families.
Drinking alcohol already is permitted and common at the Capitol.