Oil and natural gas prices have gone down, but the need for energy assistance in Connecticut has gone up, according to a recent report released by Operation Fuel. The report revealed that 313,000 Connecticut households can't afford their energy bills. Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is looking for support from Washington to increase funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). He said Connecticut will receive funding, but it's not enough.
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(Hartford)-The FFY 2014/2015 Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Allocation Plan was approved yesterday by the Appropriations, Human Services, and Energy and Technology Committees of the Connecticut General Assembly.
Anti-poverty advocates say an extremely mild winter couldn't undo all the damage from deep federal budget cuts to Connecticut's heating assistance program.
The unusually mild winter might have flummoxed forecasters, frustrated ski buffs and worried those concerned about climate change, but so far, it's been a critical break for poor families relying on a reduced pot of government assistance to pay for heat.