What the board did not do, he says, is ask him to rein in Becky Lunberg Witt, a lawyer with the Community Law Center who writes the "Booze News" blog. Abell had funded the blog at $90,000 and $95,000 per year until last month. Witt has been to almost every Liquor Board meeting for more than two years, and her posts have excoriated some of the board's actions. Even after the new board was seated last summer, she did not let up. A July 30 op-ed in The Sun decried the agency's "40 Years of Failure."