HunterEnergyCommitteeSeniors, the disabled and low-income families are at risk for Republican Governor Rauner’s plan to suspend the State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which ensures vulnerable citizens have access to affordable energy. In response, Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Chair Mattie Hunter is holding a hearing at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Chicago to address these cuts.

“In the harshest winters and most grueling summers, our most vulnerable families rely upon energy assistance. This is a matter of life or death for some people,” Hunter said.

LIHEAP is collected through a fee on utilities bills that all Illinoisans pay.

A bipartisan committee will hear testimony from residents affected by the cuts, state agencies and program managers to explain the impact of the proposed suspension.

Who:         Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee

What:        Subject matter hearing regarding the impact of Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed suspension of the State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program on seniors citizens, the disabled and other low income families.

Where:     Michael A. Bilandic Building – C600
                160 N. LaSalle St.
                Chicago, IL 60601

When:         11 a.m.

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