Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermontís emergency fuel assistance has run out of funds, and that heís looking for another $900,000 to get people in need through the next three weeks.
Vermont budgeted $2.8 million this year for emergency fuel assistance, which provides crisis funding for low-income Vermonters who otherwise might go cold in the winter. It comes in addition to $8.8 million in regular state funding for low-income home heating assistance and $19.5 million in federal funding.
Shumlin said he wants to look at a way to make the program more efficient, including examining eligibility requirements and stepping up weatherization of low-income Vermontersí homes.MORE IN Vermont NewsMONTPELIER ó More than 2,000 young adults might have wrongly stayed on the stateís health... Full StoryMONTPELIER ó More than 2,000 young adults might have wrongly stayed on the stateís health... Full StoryIf this hasnít been the worst year ever for truth in politics, I canít think of what was. Full Story
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