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Calling for Additional Heating Assistance Funds

Posted on September 8, 2022


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

On August 29th, Republican members of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees proposed an amendment to supplement $79.2 million in expected federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to increase total home energy assistance to $191.5 million. The amendment, however, was not entertained by the majority party and rejected on procedural grounds.

As a result, millions of dollars in potential relief was left on the table.

To overcome procedural

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The Cost of Heating Your Home

Posted on August 25, 2022


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

In early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes. We proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Our plan fell on deaf ears. Our concern on this subject continues as the legislature grapples with the reality that one-time federal funding

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Back to School Traffic Safety

Posted on August 19, 2022


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With school starting and thousands of children soon waiting at the end of their driveways or on the side of a road for the bus, I wanted to remind everyone to be careful on our public roadways. When school is in session, drivers should use extra caution, especially near bus stops, schools, playgrounds, and athletic fields.

Safety tips for drivers:

  • State law prohibits passing a school bus with its lights flashing. Some school buses are

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