February 18, 2010

Colapietro says he won't bend on Sunday liquor sales

Though the pressure to drop Connecticut’s ban on Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor is growing, the state senator who has blocked its repeal for years is determined to hold the line for as long as he can.
“If you can’t satisfy your quench for alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday and you need it on Sunday, then you need help,” said state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat.
Colapietro, co-chairman of the legislative committee that has jurisdiction over liquor sales, said allowing Sunday sales would neither generate more revenue for the state nor create more jobs. Click here for the rest of the story.

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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Politicians have no right to restrict a business that is already selling this product 6 days a week. Not to mention the State is already allowing restaurants,Casinos and Bars to sell liquor on Sundays already. I guess the question that needs to be answered Mr.Colapietro is what is the difference between the local bar that stays open on a Sundays v's the local package store that could be open? Please think very carefully on how you answer this question.

Anonymous said...

Get drunk on Saturday ya drunk. Politicians do have a right to protect a small business no matter what they sell.

Anonymous said...

There are package stores that stay open past 8 PM now...at the owner's descretion. Let them have the same descreation to open or not on Sunday's.

Colopietro has clearly demonstrated, AGAIN, how out dated he is. Time to get rid of him and the Sunday Blue Law restricting free trade.

Anonymous said...

I guess the Package Stores that want to stay in business aren't BIG enough for you ! You don't need Tom to answer that for you.

Anonymous said...

Aw, come on Tom. Not everybody who is looking to purchase alcohol on Sunday has a thirst for alcohol that needs quenching. Sometimes we have unexpected company or need a last minute gift for a housewarming or a birthday.

It should be up to the individual store owners whether or not they want to be open on Sunday, NOT the government.

Anonymous said...

Hes not smart enough to anawer you. Hes just another bristol politican with no education wor5king for the unions only.

Anonymous said...

Why not sell liquor 24/7????

Anonymous said...

8:13 Just read your own stuff and tell me who's not educated. And what was it you said you are doing for the Community? I think you should say that he's NOT stupid enough to answer any of your dumb statements, Useless as usual.

Anonymous said...

More Tax revenue! Go for it!

not elusive said...

Bars can be open on Sunday, clubs can be open on Sunday, restaurants can be open on Sunday - what part of this practice escapes you senator?

Anonymous said...

In other words ......drink more ?

Anonymous said...

You jerks are doing what for the community ? Oh I forgot "Moan" and name call.

Anonymous said...

Additional hours will probably not bring in much more revenue, certainly not the equivalent of one extra days sale per week.

It certainly will drive some some operators out of business, and lead to more inconvenience in buying: there will be fewer neighborhood package stores, more 7-11 types will apply for licenses, which is not a good thing dud to the over natureof their clientle.

Anonymous said...

Stick a fork in Tom. His political career is over come election time.

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...
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power toy said...

i love tommie's objectivity - I'll kill it - oh, to have such misdirected power.

Anonymous said...

If you need booze on Sunday you need more than help Annonwestconstudent.And that means you need your head examined! And boy do you need help!

anyone but tommie two tone said...

How about one's quench for a full head of hair?

It's not about the booze, it's about the lost revenue.

wasteful thinking said...

if tomie has that much power, why hasn't he spoke up and addressed the lack of aqnything positive over the last two years?

Anonymous said...

Will everyone stop picking on Colapietro! He will start crying again and tell Steve to take this blog down.

He say's he carries a big stick...thats in one hand...in the other he has his crying towel.

A Concerned Democrat... said...

The Way Mr. Colapietro Is So "Hotheaded" About Not Having Package Stores Open on Sunday...(Sounds Fishy) To Me...
I'm Wondering(Not Sure)If Mr. Colapietro Was Paid(On His Last Compaign) By Lobbyists or Certain Package Stores To "Kill It", and Not Give Us Taxpayers A Voice That Continues To Go On Mr. Colapietro's Deaf Ears...Does Anyone Know?

Anonymous said...

Colopetro is piad, at least, by union votes. I wonder if card carrying unionites get discounts at certain packys! Show your card get 15% of your six pack! 20% of your pint.

Your right somebody should investigate it.

Anonymous said...

Lets call the republicans names it's so intellegent. Art is a @##@#@@ Maybe we should fill it in.
And even though you are playing stupid you really are Art!

Anonymous said...

2:45 Please investigate it and show how dumb you really are.

Anonymous said...

C'mon Art you been bad mouthing Tom all these years and you can't spell his name right? We are wise to you!

Anonymous said...

Yawn the R's are at it again. Do something constructive. HaHaHa ya can't !

Anonymous said...

And who is this Jason Welch another of your puppets of the year?

Anonymous said...

No wonder Ward won't support him

Anonymous said...

aaaand you now like Ward ? Ya gotta find somebody to like......maybe your mother?

Anonymous said...

Love it when to topee fan club has their bell rung and their buttons pushed...such easy targets!

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Anonymous said...

Anonymouswestconnstudent So you would rather put the small package stores out of business instead. Boy you make a lot of sense!So much for small business as long as you can buy booze on sunday.Go figure and welcome to the land of hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

No class tom. Just a stupid union puppet.

Anonymous said...

You talk about class! Just read your own classless comments ! And I'm glad his name makes you useless folks unhappy ! Poor little weirdos !

Anonymous said...

bye tommy

A Very Concerned Democrat said...

ADIOS AMIGOS TOMMY!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

5:35 pm and 10:57 am (Same jerk) You wish but it won't happen !