(The following press release from the Connecticut Attorney General's Office was received by e-mail and was reformatted. The sender verified the statement.) Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on UI's Intent to File for Electric Rate Increase For immediate release FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 HARTFORD - Attorney General George Jepsen today released the following statement on United Illuminating's notice of intent to file an application for a rate increase, which was filed with the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) this afternoon: "Connecticut's electric rates remain extremely high. Any and every proposal to increase those rates must be thoroughly scrutinized. My office will participate in this proceeding, and I will urge PURA to approve rates that are no more than just and reasonable, as required by law. "While I understand the need to upgrade infrastructure and resiliency following the major storms our state has experienced, every proposed expense must be - and will be - carefully reviewed and evaluated." Jaclyn M. Falkowski Executive Assistant for Press and Communications Office of the Attorney General 55 Elm Street P.O. Box 120 Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: 860.808.5324 (office); 860.655.3903 (cell) Fax: 860.808.5387 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: ct.gov/ag <http://ct.gov/ag/> Facebook: AGGeorgeJepsen <http://www.facebook.com/AGGeorgeJepsen> Twitter: @AGJepsen <http://www.twitter.com/AGJepsen> (kgt)NY
CONNECTICUT AG: UNITED ILLUMINATING SEEKS RATE INCREASE
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