Sen. Seminara reminds ratepayers of Jan. 10 hearing on potential CT natural gas rate hikes

January 3, 2024

For Immediate Release

Sen. Seminara reminds ratepayers of Wednesday, Jan. 10  hearing on potential natural gas rate hikes

Sen. Lisa Seminara, the Ranking Senator on the Human Services Committee and the Aging Committee, is reminding area ratepayers that a public hearing on proposals to raise the price of natural gas in Connecticut has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington.

“The proposals would cost customers between $20 and $40 more per quarter,” Sen. Seminara said. “I hear from vulnerable Connecticut families every day. They have been crushed by inflation, burdensome taxes, and the rising cost of living. They already pay far too much for basic utilities. These proposals, if passed, make it even more difficult for struggling Connecticut residents who are already living hand to mouth. Yes, we all understand the need to invest in gas distribution, but I am urging state officials to hear the voices of vulnerable seniors and disabled residents who tell me they simply can’t afford these new potential burdens.”

Those who wish to submit testimony can email [email protected] and include their name and hometown. Put “Docket number 23-11-02” in the subject line.