Kansas legislators may no longer have to fear the worst - they're on their way to being able to drink in the Statehouse when they celebrate the completion of $332 million in renovations to the nicest building in Topeka this side of the David Wittig mansion.
The Kansas Senate managed to send a collection of liquor laws, all at the same time, to the House on Friday that lets party-minded legislators drink bubbly at certain Statehouse functions, the Associated Press reports.
But not all Kansas senators wanted to get in on the fun, noting a possible loophole that would let drinking at "approved Statehouse functions" devolve into "any old time."
A similar hole in Statehouse drinking-related laws was closed when legislators were specifically allowed to serve liquor in the Statehouse on New Year's Eve 14 years ago so they could party like it was 1999.
(We all know that liquor flows freely in the Missouri Capitol.)
But Olathe Republican Sen. Julia Lynn doesn't think the law means Jim Beam on the floor of the Senate.
"We're not opening the Statehouse so we can stash a flask in our drawers," Lynn tells the Associated Press.
Party on, Lynn.