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February 19, 2014

Consumers Give PURA Commissioner An Earful About Ballooning Rates

by Brian McCready | February 19, 2014 10:37pm

Brian McCready photo MILFORD — Gail Uberti likely summed up the feelings of the more than 75 people who packed City Hall to voice their displeasure Wednesday night over soaring utility bills.

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January 13, 2014

Anthem Extends Payment Deadline, Again

by Staff Report | January 13, 2014 4:58pm

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut will be extending its payment deadline for consumers who purchased plans on the exchange from Jan. 15 to Jan. 31.

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December 16, 2013

Blumenthal Slams Energy Drink Companies For Marketing With Toys

by Hugh McQuaid | December 16, 2013 2:15pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called upon major energy drink companies to quit allowing their logos to be used on toys. Blumenthal compared the tactic to strategies tobacco companies once used to market to children.

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September 27, 2013

OP-ED | Corporate Welfare Or Competition? It’s All Part of a Big Equation

by Heath W. Fahle | September 27, 2013 12:12pm

The State of Connecticut will provide $31 million in state funds to Bass Pro Shops to construct a new retail store in Bridgeport. The move is being called “economic development” but most recognize it by its real name: corporate welfare. Gov. Dan Malloy often notes that in a perfect world, such assistance to businesses would be unnecessary but since other states do it, the State is forced to compete.

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August 26, 2013

Blumenthal Checks For Blind Spots At Test Track

by Hugh McQuaid | August 26, 2013 4:44pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who’s spent much of his career advocating for consumers, made his first trip Monday to Consumer Reports’ 327-acre test track in Colchester where he pressed for the federal government to implement some stalled automobile regulations.

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August 5, 2013

Aetna Withdraws Plans To Participate In Connecticut’s Exchange

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2013 12:29pm

Aetna logo A second insurance company announced it would be withdrawing its proposal to join the inaugural year of Connecticut’s health insurance exchange in 2014.

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July 17, 2012

Murphy Pals Form SuperPAC

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2012 11:43am

In 2010 Republican Linda McMahon outspent Democrat Richard Blumenthal 16-to-1 and lost by more than a 100,000 votes. It was an election year where money didn’t talk and where self-funded candidates like Ned Lamont and Tom Foley lost.

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January 4, 2012

Regulators Reverse Utility Merger Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | January 4, 2012 4:17pm

In a draft decision released Wednesday, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority reversed its position that it did not have the authority to review a proposed merger between Northeast Utilities and Massachusetts-based NSTAR.

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October 10, 2011

New Haven’s ‘Occupation’ Takes Shape

by Neena Satija | October 10, 2011 8:49am

As protesters prepare to start occupying New Haven’s upper Green this weekend, they’re hoping a veggie oil-powered box truck will create a supply network to keep similar going in New York City and in cities throughout the East Coast.

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October 7, 2011

Anti-Bankers’ Dilemma: How To Process $$

by Melissa Bailey | October 7, 2011 12:36pm

LIBERTY PARK—The money trail behind the burgeoning movement of protestors occupying Wall Street leads not to a money market or an off-shore account, but to a giant soup pot stuffed with dollar bills.

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