Rell revives Keno, Sunday sales a dead issue?

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s budget revived last year’s proposal to introduce the game of Keno to Connecticut to help raise needed revenue.

But no mention was made of Sunday liquor sales, despite some of the traction the issue received over the holiday thanks to a report by a legislative committee that it could raise an additional $8 million in tax revenue.

Why not?

“The Governor’s not a proponent of Sunday sales, period,” Robert Genuario, Rell’s budget director, told me.

Brian Lockhart