I am relieved that Tropical Storm Isaias and the related power outages are now behind us, and I believe that Eversource needs to be held accountable for its wholly inadequate response. I am glad to report that as a first step, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will be holding a public hearing on August 24th regarding the recent increase in rates, and information about how to submit testimony is below. I am also pleased to share that tax-free week starts this Sunday, August 16th, and I hope you will be able to take advantage of this sales tax holiday.
Following last week’s vote in the House, the Senate has now also passed four crucial reform measures. These bills await the Governor’s signature; they expand absentee ballot access for the November election, codify telehealth and telemedicine protections during COVID-19, cap the cost of insulin at $25/Month, and increase police accountability and transparency.
To help you and our neighbors stay up-to-date on the ever-evolving stream of information related to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, my office and I are working to provide news as it develops over social media and by email. This is a recap of some of this week’s highlights.
Below you can find information on the following topics:
As I reflect on the horrible reality of George Floyd being murdered by a police officer in broad daylight, I recall use of force incidents by police officers in our own State. I want to thank the demonstrators who are making themselves heard in a constructive manner and also thank our local law enforcement for handling the matter with appropriate discretion to date here in Connecticut.