Flat fees on residential bills will rise from $16 a month to $19.25. CL&P had asked for approval from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to hike the rate to $25.50.
A draft decision issued Monday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reduces the amount sought by the utility by more than $100 million.
In Connecticut, where Frontier has taken over ATT&T phone service, customer complaints are rolling in.
A decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on the increase will come by mid-December.
CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.
The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.
A lot of consumers in Connecticut have been signing up with electricity providers who promise lower rates, only to find a month or two later, their bills have increased sharply.
A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.
Many electric companies lure customers in with cheap introductory rates and then mark them up. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Connecticut consumers have switched electric suppliers in an effort to cut their monthly bill.
Authorities in Connecticut and Tennessee are investigating a charity that raised money it said would go to those affected by the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut’s attorney general confirmed Tuesday.
Members of the group “Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence” are scheduled on Friday to join representatives of Interval House, a Hartford-based organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, to unveil the “Stay Safe, Pass it On” campaign.
Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which is overseeing more than $11 million, postponed public hearings with the victims’ families planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.
State Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Department Commissioner William Rubenstein said Tuesday that they identified 69 charities involved with raising money after the Dec. 14 massacre.
A lawyer earlier this year withdrew a claim to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Dec. 14 school massacre. However, attorney Irving Pinsky said he might refile.