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Power Outage/Restoration Update

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


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Since Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall on Tuesday, restoration efforts have been underway to restore power across Connecticut. Thousands remain without power making it difficult to escape the extreme heat and work from home, as many have been doing since the pandemic began.

As of this morning there are 2,461 United Illuminating (UI) customers and 88,600 Eversource customers without power. Eversource expects nearly all customers to have power by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, but that means many residents

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 4, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electric Rate Increases: PURA accepting public comment

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office about recent electric rate hikes. In response to these rate hikes, I joined a bipartisan effort calling for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to suspend the increase to components of the Eversource delivery rate that increased July 1st.

In response to our letter, PURA announced they have “accepted the letter as a formal motion for reconsideration in the associated docketed proceeding, Docket Number 20-01-01, and expects to expeditiously rule

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Rep. France Unable To Attend Special Session Due To Self-Quarantine

Posted on July 28, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Mike France (R-42) reacted to the state legislature’s passage of several bills during last Thursday’s special session to address police accountability, expand access to telemedicine and absentee ballots, and place price caps on the cost of insulin and associated equipment.

After serving more than 24 years in the Navy, Rep. France continues to serve his country as a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor supporting the VIRGINIA (SSN 774) Class Submarine program in various capacities.

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DOL Changes UE Procedures to Prevent Fraud

Posted on July 23, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

The CT Department of Labor sent the following information regarding the processing of unemployment benefit claims:

The new federal unemployment benefits programs have triggered increased criminal attacks against labor departments across the country. In an ongoing attempt to prevent fraud in Connecticut’s unemployment system, the CT Department of Labor is implementing important changes to how we disburse unemployment benefits. This may result in newly-approved applicants receiving

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