Connecticut insurance and utility companies donate $515K to Lamont’s inaugural ball – Westfair Communications

The second ball of Gov. Ned Lamont earlier this month secured $515,000 in support from state companies and from national organizations doing business in Connecticut.

CTNewsJunkie.com reported that donations for the January 4 event were limited to $25,000. Among the organizations that contributed to the high number of health care companies include Cigna (NYSE: CI ), CVS/Aetna (NYSE: CVS ) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH ), along with state utilities Eversource (NYSE: ES) and United Avangrid parent company of Illuminating (NYSE:AGR). Perhaps unsurprisingly, none of these companies was specifically identified by Lamont in his opening remarks when he quietly criticized unnamed insurance companies and utilities for passing on higher prices to customer.

It’s also giving $25,000 in support to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ), the parent company of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft, Webster Bank (NYSE: WBS ), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ), LAS Parking and Deloitte . The state’s Native American tribes that operate casinos, the Mohegan Tribal Nation and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, donated $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.

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