A long and ignoble battle comes to an end.
The messy, twisting process of getting this fix through the Legislature is particularly illustrative of the strange things that happen in the final days of the legislative session.
A last-minute amendment by a former bar owner targeting distilleries and breweries snarled a fix to the distillery the cocktail issue and years of negotiations on alcohol laws.
There’s still a chance for the distillery cocktail issue to be addressed. The House kicked the tires on the Senate’s capital budget and election considerations are coming into play.
One representative didn’t like a presentation so much she walked out before it even began.
Opponents to the bill say they’re worried about a slippery slope.
The chief justice delivered his final State of the Judiciary of his term. The House also passed its education budget without a funding source.
The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office is seeking to shut down yoga classes and yodeling competitions at distilleries and breweries.