Connecticut State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) on the floor of the General Assembly on Oct. 1, 2020.

Connecticut’s electric utilities would soon be required by law to reimburse customers up to $250 for spoiled food and medicine caused by prolonged power outages. State lawmakers passed a bill to that effect in a special session this week.

Lamont Requests Disaster Declaration for Isaias Aftermath

Oct 1, 2020
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has requested a federal disaster declaration for damages following Tropical Storm Isias in August.

Eversource CEO: 'We're Doing A Good Job For Our Customers'

Aug 28, 2020
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Eversource CEO Jim Judge went before Connecticut lawmakers Thursday to defend his company’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation that would increase penalties and requirements for utility companies during power outages.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut)
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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut wants regulators to consider breaking up the state’s largest utility company, Eversource. He proposed creating “a consumer-based utility, possibly with public ownership,” when he spoke at a virtual hearing with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, or PURA, Monday morning.