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LIHEAP Blog/News Updates

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…

Pennsylvania: LIHEAP Local Profile






PENNSYLVANIA- A State of Brotherly LIHEAP Love by Jake Brown While spring is well into bloom across many states around the country, in Northeastern states hard hit by record winter cold fronts, the Keystone State of Pennsylvania has found itself in a kind of universal…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012 no. 2






By Jake Brown New Hampshire Congressman and LONGTIME LIHEAP advocate Congressman Charles F. Bass led the March Congressional Profile spotlight by leading the charge along with a bi-partisan coalition of fellow Democratic and Republican Reps in the House urging the House Appropriations Committee to fund…

LIHEAP in the News: March 2012






By Jake Brown At the top of March, the US Dept of Health and Human Services’ Dept.’s Administration for Children and Families reported that at the winter meeting of the National Energy Assistance Director’s Association, held on February 28th and 29th to review the national…

Alabama: LIHEAP Local Profile






By Jake Brown Sweet Home Alabama is arguably most famous for the latter Lynard Skynard anthem and its legendarily blue skies, beneath whom many struggling families throughout the state have been living the hard times that have sadly become common to so many working class…

LIHEAP in the News: February 2012






By Jake Brown LIHEAP’s annual NATIONAL ACTION DAY came to life on Capitol Hill in full-force this month with The Nation’s report that among vital poverty safety-nets taking a hit amid budget cuts, a “huge disappointment” came with President Obama’s proposed “$452 million cut to…

February 2012 Congressional Profiles no. 2






A coalition of strong and solidified LIHEAP advocates consisting of: top-lined sponsorship of a bill- announced in conjunction with LIHEAP NATIONAL ACTION DAY- legislation that – according to Congressman Ed Markey’s press office, “will introduce legislation at the event to support the LIHEAP program, and…

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