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Tue April 22, 2014
HIV/AIDS Rally; Keno Game Could Be a Certainty
Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS rallied at the state capitol today to meet with legislators for the 10th Annual AIDS Awareness Day sponsored by the CT AIDS Resource Coalition. Governor Dannel Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and state comptroller Kevin Lembo were all on hand for the rally. Nationally, it’s estimated that 25% of all those living with HIV don’t know it.
The electronic lottery game Keno could be coming to Connecticut after all---it surfaced at the very end of last year's legislative session as a way to balance the new two year budget. As the session draws to a close Keno is still the law, and the repeal bill remains in a legislative committee. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation said keno could bring in anywhere from $15 to$26 million a year once operations get underway.
Warmer Sea Water at Millstone Plant
Federal regulators have granted permission to Connecticut's nuclear power plant to use warmer sea water for cooling at one of its two stations in Waterford. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week the Millstone 2 plant may use Long Island Sound water as warm as 80 degrees . The NRC is still considering a similar request for Millstone 3.
Firm Pre-Approved for Waterbury-Oxford Airport Zone
An industrial electrical manufacturer and distributor has received an early approval to open a facility in the recently created Waterbury-Oxford Airport Development Zone. Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that the Connecticut Airport Authority approved its first pre-application for a business seeking to locate in the zone, created last year. Autonomy Technology Inc. plans to sell and distribute medium voltage switchgear, generator connection systems.
United Technologies' Higher Sales
Net profits fell, but sales increased slightly for United Technologies in the first quarter of the year. The Hartford aerospace and building systems company reported higher sales, particularly from jumps in elevator and spare aerospace parts, led the company to nearly $15 billion in revenue for the quarter, a 2 percent increase and just above analysts expectations.