House Ups Heating Assistance 26 Feb 14

The Minnesota House of Representatives started their legislative session on Tuesday by passing a bill to increase funding to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program by $20-million. Local State Representative Clark Johnson says that it’s an important bill, and the funds will help get Minnesota families through the winter. Johnson says that the bill would appropriate $20-million from the state’s General Fund for fiscal year 2014, and any unspent funds as of June 30th would then return to the General Fund. The Minnesota Senate is holding a hearing on the bill today (WED).