Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Press Release

Attorney General Applauds DPUC Draft Decision Effectively Denying UI Rate Increase Request

January 20, 2009

"This draft decision is a major triumph for ratepayers and a resounding rebuke to UI. The outpouring of outrage and opposition turned the tide, showing that citizens can make a difference. We're determined to continue the fight to assure this decision stands and that the company respects it. There was absolutely no justification -- none -- for rate increases to provide executives with higher compensation and the company with higher profit levels when Connecticut families are struggling to make ends meet.

"When the DPUC makes this decision final, we will ask it to eliminate all executive pay increases and closely and critically scrutinize the property lease and purchase for its new headquarters."