Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kinder Pushes Lawmakers On Heating Assistance

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is calling on state lawmakers to approve financial assistance for low-income Missourians to help heat their homes.
"Nearly three months ago, I created the 'Help Heat Mo' initiative to lobby the Governor and legislature to act early in providing critical heating assistance for families who are in need,” said Kinder in a statement Thursday. "Though our efforts met roadblocks, I am proud to join Missouri’s Community Action Agencies in their request for $10 million in supplemental funding for heating assistance."
Last fall, Kinder called for a special legislative session to address the issue. Former Governor Matt Blunt said he would consider it, but never acted on it.

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