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Last-Minute Cuts in Connecticut Equate To Hidden Tax On Your Utility Bill

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Connecticut’s new budget will move tens of millions of dollars out of energy efficiency programs, sweeping that money, instead, into the state’s general fund. It’s a piece of legislative math aimed at shoring up a multi-billion dollar budget deficit. But the decision will directly impact ratepayers and put energy contractors around the state out of work.

Right now, if you’re an electric or gas customer with United Illuminating, Eversource, or several other providers, you pay a small charge every month on your bill.

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