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Vt. Emergency Board To Vote On Additional Fuel Assistance
special panel that has the authority to spend money when Vermont lawmakers
aren't in session is set to vote on nearly $8 million in funding to
help low-income residents heat their homes this winter.
Governor Shumlin's Re-Election Platform
By Jane Lindholm
Peter Shumlin joins us to
discuss his programs and policies, we touch base with Valley News editor John Gregg on the New Hampshire elections, learn about funding for Vermont's heating assistance program and hear about the political dynasty that is the Diamondstone family.
Emergency Board To Vote On Extra Heating Aid
A panel of top Vermont state officials who
track fiscal issues is expected to approve Gov. Peter Shumlin's request for
$6.1 million in state money to make up for cuts in federal heating assistance.
Vermont, Regional Officials Lobby For Heating Assistance
variety of officials around New
England are lobbying
Congress to make sure the low-income heating assistance program is funded. Vermont's top legislative leaders sent a letter to the
state's congressional delegation pressing for as much money as possible.
Sanders Wants To Form Bi-Partisan Support For Heating Assistance
Senator Bernie Sanders is working to build a bi-partisan group to
support additional funds for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Last
year, Vermont received roughly $23 million in LIHEAP funds. But the
Obama Administration has proposed cutting the appropriation in half.
Congress Restores Heating Assistance Program
By John Dillon
Vermont faced a possible 40 percent cut in the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance program - known as LIHEAP. But because demand for help has increased, the average LIHEAP benefit will be reduced this heating season.