Rep. Gail Lavielle’s Testimony before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)

Posted on August 25, 2020 by admin


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Good morning. My name is Gail Lavielle, and I represent the 143rd House district, which includes most of the town of Wilton and parts of Westport and Norwalk. This part of the state was hit hard by Storm Isaias. We are used to storm damage, as the area is heavily forested. We also hoped that we might become used to being better informed each time a storm hit. But we learned we were wrong about that.

Eversource’s performance after Isaias raises questions about how it has applied its revenues to the

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PURA Schedules Eversource Hearing for August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by admin


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do, which is why PURA subsequently suspended the increase pending further investigation.

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Should the State Control Your Local Zoning Laws?

Posted on July 27, 2020 by admin


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For longer than anyone can remember, Connecticut towns have had the ability, granted by the state, to control their own zoning locally. That may, however, be about to change, if certain proposals now circulating in Hartford and around the state become law. This is a subject that affects everyone, and I think it’s important that you be informed.

The most notable exception to local zoning control is the 8-30g statute, which was passed 30 years ago and was designed to stimulate the construction of affordable

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