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Consumer Alert: Electricity Rate Hike Request

Posted on November 18, 2022


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I am sharing an urgent consumer alert, regarding Connecticut’s utility companies. Eversource and United Illuminating have submitted electricity rate increase requests to the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). These increases would double supply rates, effective January 1, 2023, resulting in increases of $85 and $79 respectively for households that use an average of 700kWh per month.

These astronomical rate increase requests come at a time when the cost of living has been skyrocketing

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2022


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to know that early detection can save lives. I supported a new law this year that will expand insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings. Specifically, it requires coverage for certain genetic testing, including for breast cancer gene one (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene two (BRCA2), under certain circumstances. It also requires post-treatment CA-125 monitoring (i.e., a test measuring the amount of the cancer antigen 125 protein); and (c)

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New Laws Effective October 1

Posted on September 29, 2022


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New laws are going into effect on Saturday, October 1st, and I have highlighted some of the major state policy changes for your review. You can check out all newly effective laws by clicking the button below.

Addressing Crime…

The legislature moved to address rising levels of crime. I supported the passage of Public Act 22-115 An Act Concerning Juvenile Justice and Services, Firearms Background Checks, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The new law improves the ability of local law enforcement to review

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Energy Assistance Hearing

Posted on August 25, 2022


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HARTFORD – The legislature grapples with the reality that one-time federal funding for people who rely on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has evaporated. I want you to know that there’s a public hearing Monday that provides you an opportunity to share your concerns about this topic either in person (via Zoom) or by submitting written testimony. I hope you’ll consider participating by telling state lawmakers about how rising home heating costs will impact you and your family members.

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Vail Earns 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 15, 2022


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The House Clerk’s Office recently compiled voting record data for each legislator. State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-52) has earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 Regular Session.

Rep. Vail said, “It continues to be an honor to represent Somers and Stafford in Hartford, I will always be sure that your voice is heard!”

Legislators were asked to cast 265 votes on the House Floor, of which Vail participated each time

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