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Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile no. 2






By Jake Brown New England ended the month of October with a record Nor’easter that, according to the Earth Sky weather news service, “developed on October 29, 2011 and dumped impressive amounts of snow across New England in the northeastern U.S. this past weekend. This…

November 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown US Senator Sherrod Brown came out with an urgent call to action at the Federal level toward the end of keeping his constituents’ warm locally back in Ohio, reasoning in a strongly-worded letter addressed to HHS warning that “the combination of cold Ohio winters and…

Massachusetts: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Massachusetts has always been known for its Ivy League colleges, Cape Cod beaches, and of course, for its largest city, Boston, one of the country’s earliest metropolises, founded in 1630. More broadly, Massachusetts has shared in common with its neighboring states throughout…

LIHEAP in the News: September 2011






By Jake Brown As temperatures started to drop throughout the Northeast, the calls heated up among advocates of LIHEAP at both the local and highest levels of state government for the White House and Congress to avoid what the Governors of 6 of the East’s…

North Carolina: LIHEAP Local Profile






by Jake Brown Throughout the South, the affect of the recession has been felt like a shot to the gut of the middle and working class, an open wound that won’t stop bleeding, and one that has left the States’ LIHEAP recipients wondering if there…

LIHEAP in the News: August 2011






By Jake Brown Northeast The people took to the printed page (and emailed for that matter) this month to protest the expected cuts to LIHEAP coming as part of this winter’s freezing temperatures, with Maine’s major newspapers throwing their support behind the effort, beginning with…

August 2011 Congressional Profiles






By Jake Brown With funds as frozen as the state itself promises to be within the coming months, Michigan’s Congressional delegation fired up the engines of support for LIHEAP, taking aim at the White House’s proposed LIHEAP funding cut.  Putting the potential threat funding shortages…

Washington: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown As Seattle’s oldest newspaper, the Herald, recently and correctly observed on the current state of struggle for many of the State’s residents, “for many Seattle households in crisis, deciding between paying their rent and paying their utility bill is a difficult choice.”…

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