CL&P wants you to pay more for being efficient

CTP 081:  Connecticut Light and Power wants to raise your bill because you're energy efficient
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Now I’ve heard it all.  Connecticut Light and Power wants to raise the fixed portions of your electric bill, because you are energy efficient.  That is the subject matter of the latest CTTalking Podcast. No. You did not... 
Say what? CL&P wants to raise your electricity bill because you're too efficient
Connecticut Light & Power wants to raise fixed portions of your electricity bill by nearly 60 percent Photo credit: Hartford Courant .  The reason?   You are becoming too efficient in how you use your electricity or how you chose to get your electricity, such as solar power.... 
Connecticut Democrats summer fun in Sprague could turn into desperate fall act
By all accounts, Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s news conference was not what he had planned at Fusion Paperboard in Sprague on Tuesday.   Fresh off a New York Times/CBS News online poll showing the presumed challenger to first-term Gov. Dannel... 
Foley's news conference dissolves into debate at paper mill
When Connecticut Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley showed up at a soon-to-close paper mill in Sprague on Tuesday, he was intent on blaming Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for the loss of 140 jobs.  The convention-endorsed candidate, who faces John McKinney in an Aug.... 
Connecticut millennials: Coffee, please?  Hold the burger
Connecticut millennials love their coffee but can do without the fast food, according to a study by Level Money.  Connecticut residents between 18 and 35 years of age ranked fourth in the nation in spending at coffee shops but 49th in fast food spending.  The top four states... 
Gallup Poll: Confidence in U.S. economy takes precipitous drop
Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy took a precipitous drop in the last week, according to a new Gallup Poll.  It was the largest one week drop since October.  Sixty-percent of those polled now say the U.S. economy is getting “worse,” and eight-month... 
Speculation that Radio Shack is running out of cash
Financially tenuous Radio Shack could be running out of cash, according to a story on the website 247wallst.   Jon C. Ogg writes on the website: “A fresh ratings agency report from Moody’s is yet one more data point that supports how and why RadioShack is likely doomed.... 
Americans in debt. 35% of households face debt collections. Wages to blame. Connecticut among less delinquent
A new study by the Urban Institute finds 35 percent of households in the United States have debt that are in collections.  A stagnant economy and wages that have not kept pace with rising costs are to blame, according to the study.  States where the economic recovery has been... 
Soda going flat among Americans.  Welcome to fruits and vegetables
Americans are drinking less soda, according to a new Gallup Poll.  Almost two-thirds of those surveyed say they avoid soda in their diet, while more than half say they avoid sugar in their diet.  Americans are also trying to eat healthier, as 92 percent claim they try to eat... 
New Britain council president steps down after drunken encounter with mayor
New Britain common council president pro tem Michael Trueworthy is resigning as the council’s president, after a drunken encounter with Mayor Erin Stewart last week.  He will stay on the board as an alderman.  Various reports indicated that Trueworthy bombarded Stewart... 
A 39-year-old man is under arrest in Stamford, Connecticut, charged with impregnating a 12-year-old girl.  The girl told her mother she was having cramps and not feeling good.  Under arrest is Leonel Bartolo Rodriguez.  He faces first-degree sexual assault charges and risk... 
CTP 080:  Lovallo says poll means record amount will be spent on Connecticut campaigns
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The New York Times ran a story in its Monday edition predicting record amounts of money will be spent on state and national campaigns this election season, almost serving as a turnoff for voters.  Though the Times did not place... 
Foley leads Malloy by 9 points in NYT/CBS on line poll
Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley leads first-term incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by 9 points in an online New York Times, CBS News, YouGuv poll released Monday morning.  Foley, of course, must still get through the Aug. 12 primary, where he... 
Connecticut makes top 5.  For highest gas prices.  Taxes key reason
Gasoline prices are taking a drop across the USA, but Connecticut still has among the highest gas prices in the nation, with taxes a key component in the final price. Connecticut is tied for fifth with an average per gallon price of $3.96.  Not counting the federal tax, motorists... 

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