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LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

Local LIHEAP Profiles: October 2012






By Jake Brown Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley took to front pages of The Boston Herald this past month to advocate on behalf of LIHEAP-dependant “families across Massachusetts and the Northeast” who she explained are in desperate need of program funding because they’ve “continued to…

LIHEAP in the News: September 2012






By Jake Brown LIHEAP played a major role in the relief efforts of states across the country throughout the middle and later summer, as Governors, state legislatures, local community action agencies, and US Congressmen and Senators home for August recess listened to millions of constituents…

LIHEAP Political Profiles: September 2012






By Jake Brown New Jersey Governor Chris Christie led the September LIHEAP Political Profiles with his announcement last month that 267,273 New Jersey families would receive a supplemental LIHEAP benefit that, according to the Cape May County Herald, includes “nearly 158,000 households that heat their…

Connecticut: LIHEAP Local Profile






Connecticut: LIHEAP September, 2012 Local Profile Story By Jake BrownNestled in the heart ofNew England,Connecticutis historically famous for its Norman Rockwell Autumns and Ivy League academia, including such storied Universities as Yale and Wesleyan.  A politically diverse state that shares a blended red and blue…

LIHEAP in the News: June – July 2012






By Jake Brown  Summer Cooling is precisely what LIHEAP-dependent families across the country weren’t doing amid record heat waves that produced deadly results for households struggling to keep the air conditioning, with USA Today reporting that as a consequence of the “unrelenting heat,” the scorching…

June Local Profiles






By Jake Brown   The summer of 2012 started off strong with bi-partisan portraits of poignant advocacy for LIHEAP, beginning with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement of his state’s establishment of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), which according to the Associated Press, is…

Wyoming: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Wyoming is traditionally known for its outdoors – be it cascading mountains, crystal blue streams, great wide open prairies- but inside the households of thousands of families across a state that – for all its tourism- is still suffering through a wave…

LIHEAP in the News: April – May 2012






By Jake Brown Bi-Partisan political advocacy took center stage on the State level at the top of last month, with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signing into State law a bill designed as not just a band-aid, but more permanently a bridge between uncertainty over…

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