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Capitol Perspectives: The History of Booze in MO’s Legislature

The recent story about a Missouri House member complaining that someone was stealing liquor from his legislative office reminded me of the old days when liquor played a much greater role in Missouri’s statehouse.

Back decades ago, some legislative offices seemed more like public bars than places for crafting laws. A legislator from that era would not have complained about the loss of a liquor bottle, because it quickly would

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