HARTFORD — Gov. buy xanax online no prescription P. Malloy said he would name a panel that will review how the state, municipalities, non-profits and utilities responded to tropical storm Irene.
The governor's review is intended to be broader than examining the performance of the state's two major power companies, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.
The General Assembly's leadership also announced hearings September 6 into storm readiness, with a special ativan no prescription on utilities.
"My constituents want to know why it took so long to get the power back on in certain areas," said Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-11) of New Haven. "Probing questions need to be asked, and I'm confident the legislative hearing is the appropriate venue to get answers."
Some customers were without electricity for a week, prompting widespread complaints, though a federal energy official said the pace of restoration was reasonable given the extent of the damage.
Roy Occhiogrosso, Malloy's senior adviser, said his boss would assembling a panel to conduct the performance review the governor promised during the storm.
It will have a broad focus, looking at how people utilized the 211 phone system and how state agencies coordinated with municipalities, non-profits such as the Red Cross, and the utilities, Occhiogrosso said.
Occhiogrosso said that the governor's has no objection to the legislative hearings, which were announced in a joint press release by the House and Senate majorities.
"Legislators have every right to do that," he said.
The hearings will be conducted by members of four legislative committees: Energy & Technology, Public Safety, Planning & Development, and Labor & Public Employees.
— Mark Pazniokas
This article originally appeared in CTMirror.com.
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