CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills

Posted on February 26, 2024


Hartford – Republicans unveiled several ways in which the state can begin to address the rate hike adjustment proposals that have recently been requested by Connecticut’s energy utilities. These rate hikes come at time when residents and businesses are facing record-setting levels of inflation.

You can watch the news conference by clicking here.

The proposals aim to:

  • limit all future Power Purchase Agreements so that no contract can be for more than 100% over the wholesale electric market price

Vail Testifies in Support of Stafford Business

Posted on February 22, 2024


Picture (from left to right): Michelle Lemoi, Carmen Barker, both representing Stafford’s Division 5, LLC, and State Rep. Kurt Vail testify before the General Law committee on Thursday, February 22.

Hartford – State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) testified alongside Division 5, LLC’s Carmen Barker, and Michelle Lemoi, in support of legislation being considered by the General Law Committee. The proposed law would require timely payments for completed work that has been sub-contracted to the locally

Behind the Vail: Stafford Cidery

Posted on February 22, 2024


Have you ever wondered what it takes to craft hard cider? I had the opportunity to visit Stafford Cidery in beautiful downtown Stafford as part of my “Behind the Vail” series. This series is dedicated to highlighting the local businesses of the 52nd District.

Dan and Jodi opened the cidery 7 years ago, and it has since grown into a local landmark. I appreciated the time they took out of their schedules to show me how they craft their cider. To achieve a variety of flavors, certain ingredients are