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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…

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…

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