Rep. Joe Courtney

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

Blumenthal: CL&P Request To Charge Customers For Storm-Related Expenses ‘Unacceptable’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney are urging state regulators to reject most of a request by Connecticut Light & Power Co. to charge customers $414 million for costs related to five destructive storms over the past two years.
According to CL&P, preparation and response to the storms was very expensive.

04/01/2013

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Congressman: ‘Lincoln’ Movie Was Wrong About Conn. Views On Slavery

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) was trying to correct the record Tuesday, after Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie suggested that Connecticut was not entirely in favor of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

02/05/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy with a structure in Madison damaged by Sandy (credit: Governor's Office)

Blumenthal Says We Have To Change Strategy After Sandy

The pounding the region has taken from three big storms over the last year has Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal saying we have to change our tactic from storm response to storm preparation.

11/30/2012

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Rockland County Legislator Wants To Cap Sales Tax On Gas

With gas prices well over $4 a gallon, Rockland County legislator Ed Day says there is no way they can compete with New Jersey. He is now pushing a bill to cap the county sales tax on gasoline at $2 a gallon.

04/29/2011