Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is calling for a special session to deal with rising energy prices:
“On energy issues, it has been a do-nothing legislative session,” Blumenthal said Thursday.
“Consumers should be appalled and angry that their legislators have failed to debate or vote, let alone approve, a single significant energy proposal. Inertia and inaction are not an option. As gasoline and electricity prices soar, we are driving jobs and businesses out of our state. Nothing will be done to fix this failed energy system until 2007 unless there is a special session. I hope the governor will join in providing leadership to accomplish the goal of energy rate relief and reform,” Blumenthal said. (Stuart)
However, the New Haven Independent is reporting that Senate Democratic leaders Donald Williams and Martin Looney see "no reason" for a special session (Bass). So it looks like nothing will get done on energy issues this year, which is a shame.
I'm forced to wonder why the attorney general is holding press conferences and calling for special legislative sessions. If he really wanted to influence Connecticut's energy policies, he could have, say, run for governor.
In any event, here's a poll on the legislative session. How do you think they did?