Consumer Check-In: Alternative Electricity Suppliers; Herbalife Nutrition Clubs

A new “bill of rights” has gone into effect for Connecticut’s electricity consumers. The bill is aimed at creating greater transparency in the marketing practices of third-party electric suppliers -- after many consumers complained that their electricity bills were increasing without warning.

This hour, we take a look at some of the recent changes made to Connecticut’s electricity laws, and see how they’re impacting local consumers.

Later, the global nutrition company Herbalife has faced a number of lawsuits and investigations for running what some call a “pyramid scheme,” and others call a “successful business model.” We take a look at the company’s operations in Connecticut, including its impact on the local Spanish-speaking community.


  • Elin Katz - Connecticut’s Consumer Counsel
  • John Erlingheuser - Advocacy Director for AARP Connecticut
  • Luther Turmelle - Reporter for the New Haven Register
  • Mary Sanders - Executive Director of the Spanish Speaking Center of New Britain
  • Marco Gonzales - Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Herbalife North America