Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Power Rates & Politics in CT

State utility regulators have missed an Oct. 1 deadline for announcing big electric rate hikes for United Illuminating Co. customers because, they said, new bids from electricity suppliers must be sought for a portion of UI's power needs - and Democratic gubernatorial challenger John DeStefano charged Monday that the regulators are intentionally stalling until after next month's election to shield incumbent Gov. M. Jodi Rell from criticism.