Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered a modest dig Friday at the General Law Committee over its intention to revise his liquor reform bill and keep minimum-pricing laws on the books.

“I am pro-consumer,” Malloy said. “Sometimes I get disappointed there aren’t more pro-consumer advocates on this issue and others in state government.”

But Malloy was relatively circumspect in reacting to an intention by General Law, as reported by The Mirror, to back the governor and end the ban on the retail sale of beer, wine and spirits Sunday, while rejecting his call for scrapping anti-competitive rules.

“Until we actually have a bill, I’ll reserve judgment,” Malloy said.

The committee is working on substitute language that will come up for a vote Tuesday.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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