Sunday, April 21, 2024

Public Hearing on Home Heating Assistance


State Representative Ben McGorty (R) 122nd District

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the rising costs throughout the state, especially the expense of heating your homes. With fall and winter months approaching, residents are preparing for the increased financial pressure.

We proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds to provide additional home heating assistance to those who would need it. Our plan fell on deaf ears. . Our concern on this subject continues as the legislature realizes that the one-time federal funding for people who rely on the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has come and gone.

I want you to know that there’s a public hearing Monday, August 29th, that provides you an opportunity to share your concerns about this topic either virtually (via Zoom) or by submitting written testimony. I hope you’ll consider participating by telling state lawmakers about how rising home heating costs will impact you and your family members.

Here’s how to participate:

Testify by Zoom:

Speaker order will be posted  on the Appropriations Committee Website by 5 p.m. the same day.

Submit written testimony: Email a Word or PDF document to;;

If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register by telephone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-0033 to leave your contact information.

You can watch the hearing via CT-N or YouTube Live.

Please do not hesitate to reach me regarding any state issues,

Contact Rep. Ben McGorty

860-240-8700 | 800-842-1423

State Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd District


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