2014 Press Releases
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Statement from AG Jepsen on Governor Signing HB 5337 "An Act Concerning Fees Charged for Services Provided at Hospital-based Facilities"
Attorney General George Jepsen today applauded the Governor for signing legislation the Attorney General authored seeking greater disclosure to patients of hospital facility fees.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Election to NAAG Leadership Position
"Attorneys general around the country truly demonstrate just how much can be accomplished by working together on a bipartisan basis on behalf of our states and our constituents."
AG Jepsen Announces Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline
Attorney General George Jepsen is announcing that Connecticut has joined with 44 other state and territorial attorneys general in a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC to resolve allegations of unlawful promotion of the asthma drug, Advair, and antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin.
Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Comment on Draft EPA Rule on Pollution from Power Plants
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Commissioner Robert Klee of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, offered the following comments today concerning the release of a draft rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulating carbon pollution from existing electric power plants.
Attorney General, DCP Advise eBay Customers to Change Account Passwords
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today urged Connecticut consumers who use the online marketplace, eBay, Inc., and who have not yet changed the password on their account to do so as soon as possible.
Settlement Will Provide $4.5M to PURA for Electric Supplier Enforcement, Consumer Education
The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will receive $4.5 million for consumer assistance and education and enforcement activity related to third-party electric suppliers under a settlement agreement with electric supplier Energy Plus Holdings, LLC, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said today.
Statement from Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen & Congressional Delegation on the Obama Administration’s Proposed Changes to New Tribal Recognition Rules
"We appreciate the Obama Administration’s willingness to engage in a discussion of the concerns we have raised over the past nine months, and its latest revisions are a step in the right direction. However, we believe additional changes and clarifications are necessary to ensure that Connecticut’s interests are protected, and we will continue to work for their inclusion.”
State Officials Encourage Public to Attend Mortgage Assistance Event
Connecticut’s homeowners who are experiencing trouble paying their mortgage have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott in Trumbull, CT. Free parking will be available for attendees.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on CL&P's Intent to File for Electric Rate Increase
“Connecticut’s electric rates remain extremely high. Any and every proposal to increase those rates must be thoroughly scrutinized."
North Branford Student Is Winner of Law Day Essay Competition
Attorney General George Jepsen today congratulated 8th-grade student Zelda Galdenzi, 13, of North Branford Intermediate School for writing the top essay in the 21st annual Law Day essay competition sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General.
Conn. Officials Praise U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Interstate Air Pollution Rule
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy & Environmental Commissioner Robert Klee today praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds the federal Environmental Protection Agency's authority to control interstate air pollution and assist downwind states – like Connecticut – in achieving air quality standards.
AG Jepsen Welcomes Federal Court Ruling in Support of EPA Standards on Mercury and Toxic Air Pollutants
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) against numerous challenges brought in federal court, a decision that Attorney General George Jepsen today praised.
Statement from AG Jepsen on PURA Draft Interim Decision on Electric Suppliers
"PURA can and should immediately enforce these reforms to benefit Connecticut's electric consumers."
AG Jepsen Releases Report on Hospital Facility Fees, Physician Practice Acquisitions in Connecticut
Attorney General George Jepsen today released a report concerning so-called hospital "facility fees" and hospital acquisitions of independent physician practices. The Attorney General urged state lawmakers to approve pending legislation he proposed on these subjects to require improved notification and transparency.
Attorney General Files Agreement to Revoke Pension of Former Winchester Finance Director
Under an agreement filed in Hartford Superior Court today, the former finance director for the town of Winchester who pleaded guilty to multiple felony larceny charges for stealing at least $2 million from the town will have his pension revoked, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.