MILWAUKEE (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon knows where the political land mines are in Wisconsin.
The most dangerous one he has to dodge will participating in a National Governors Association meeting in Milwaukee? Having his picture taken with a Miller beer.
Nixon joked Saturday about how poorly that would go over with voters back home in Missouri, home of Miller's rival Anheuser-Busch. Miller is based on Milwaukee.
Walker joked to Nixon that if he's caught with a Miller beer he could face a recall election. Walker became the first governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall last year.
His recall was spurred not by beer choice but anger over his law effectively ending collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Charges are filed against a man for allegedly shooting his friend after an argument over spilled beer.
Steven Rozier Jr faces charges including murder for allegedly shooting Mario Shackelford several times in the chest.
The incident started when three men, including Rozier and Shackelford, were drinking beer in a car. Rozier spilled his beer and an argument followed. During the argument, police say Rozier got a gun and started shooting.
Shackelford was pronounced dead at the scene.
St. Louis Police say an argument over a spilled beer may have led to an overnight shooting in downtown St. Louis that left one dead.
Police say just before midnight, four men sitting in a car near Keiner Plaza got into a fight after one man spilled beer on another. One of the men pulled out a gun and began shooting.
According to police, the victim was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim hasn't been released.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's craft brewers are pushing to legalize 64-ounce beer growlers.
Growlers are the name given to beer containers filled right at the brewery. While the state's craft brewers can sell unlimited numbers of gallon and quart growlers, Florida is one of only three states where the half-gallon size is illegal.
Bills have been filed in the House and Senate to legalize the containers, but a lobbyist representing beer distributors for Anheuser-Busch has successfully stalled them.
The bills' sponsors argue that allowing the half-gallon growlers that are an industry standard will help small businesses grow, and they point out that it's silly that people can by two quarts, but not one half gallon.