April 25, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:08 pm

CT PURA chair DelGobbo quitting

The governor has reached out with renomination offers to two sitting members of the state's public utilities overseer, but only one has accepted and the other is ready to resign, authorities say.

Vice Chairman John W. "Jack" Betkoski III, of Beacon Falls, a board member of the state's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) since 1997, will be renominated for his seat, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday.

However, PURA Chairman Kevin M. DelGobbo has declined renomination and will resign his current seat, effective May 11, Malloy said.

PURA serves as the state's public utilities regulatory entity and is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor-owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state's cable television companies.

Malloy on Tuesday nominated former Webster Bank executive Arthur H. House, of Simsbury, to fill a separate vacancy on the PURA board.


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