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LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

LIHEAP Political Profiles: June 2013






By Jake Brown Democratic US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire, earned praise for her strongly-worded criticism of proposed LIHEAP cuts to the FY2014 Presidential budget, cautioning that while “I understand and support efforts to reduce the deficit, but given the economic climate and the…

LIHEAP in the News: April – May 2013






By Jake Brown Even as winter temperatures began subsiding in April and May heading into the summer season, many LIHEAP advocates were already looking ahead to the fall and winter of 2013 in anticipation of yet another year of cuts to funding for a program…

LIHEAP in the News: February – March 2013






By Jake Brown A record snow storm fell this month even after the official start of spring throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast, extending winter heating bills and LIHEAP’s necessity for hundreds of thousands of households throughout the country.  Reporting on the storm’s severity,…

Indiana: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Known as the Hoosier state for its famed college basketball team, Indiana has long held a unique distinction among the Midwestern states as “the crossroads of America.”  This past year, that moniker took on a crisis-like context amid being hit in its…

LIHEAP in the News: January 2013






By Jake Brown The campaign to improve energy efficiency kicked off 2013 with a pair of HIGH PROFILE efforts to expand key areas within its purview, those of expanding the focus on the importance of weatherization and energy efficiency, and more locally, making up for…

LIHEAP in the News: December 2012






By Jake Brown Christmas came early for many Northeastern LIHEAP-reliant states this winter, both in the not-so-hot arrival of frigid weather and by contrast, the welcome news that Tens of Millions of dollars in LIHEAP funding was being released just in the nick of time…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: November 2012






by Jake Brown New Jersey’s two senior US Senators, Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), already earning praise for their collaborative work with Governor Chris Christie and the Whitehouse to secure disaster relief funding for their hard hit state in the wake of…

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