Price backs bill to help emergency heating fund

State Rep. Amanda Price has sponsored legislation that will allow a one-time transfer of $62 million from a federal fund to an emergency home heating aid fund, assisting low-income families in paying the heating bills for the rest of winter.
Dec 8, 2011


House Bill 5189 was approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives and sent with its companion bill, HB-5190, to the Senate for consideration.

“Michigan winters can be difficult and no one needs the added stress of worrying about how to keep the furnace running,” said Price, R-Park Township. “The transfer of these funds will provide basic heating utilities assistance for our neediest residents through the winter months. Once the fund is set up for this winter, we will be considering long-term fixes to prevent utility emergencies in the future.”


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