Capt. Paul Ferguson (left) directs volunteers during a weekly food pickup day at the Salvation Army’s food pantry in O’Fallon, Missouri. Gov. Nixon (D) signed legislation on March 29th, 2013, reviving tax breaks for food pantries and other incentives.
Legislation that would allow home brewers to bring home-made beer to festivals has passed the Missouri Senate.
Under Senate Bill 114, home-brewers could give away free samples to guests at beer festivals and tastings, but would not be allowed to sell them. The sponsor, State Senator Eric Schmitt (R, Glendale), says an emergency clause was added so that home brewers can take part in this year’s Brewer’s Heritage Festival in St. Louis.