Legislative Panels Approve Declining Federal Heating Assistance Funding

A fuel truck parked at Tuxis Ohr’s Fuel in Meriden. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The plan’s total funding has declined significantly. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A joint panel of Connecticut legislators approved a plan Monday to allocate a shrinking pot of federal funding to assist low income residents with heating their homes, rejecting a last-minute Republican proposal to supplement the program with additional funding.

The Appropriations, Energy & Technology, and Human Services Committees approved a plan from Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration to administer the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program following a five-hour remote proceeding.

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