Worried about rising home energy costs? Speak out.

August 25, 2022

Join the virtual public hearing on Aug 29, or email written testimony.

Back in early June, my Republican colleagues and I raised concerns about the financial pressure residents would experience this fall as they faced the skyrocketing expense of heating their homes.

We proposed a plan to use some of the state’s significant surplus funds (a result of overtaxation) to provide additional home heating assistance to working- and middle-class families. Our plan fell on deaf ears. And now CT families are facing more hardship, as federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has evaporated.

Dysfunctional Washington has failed to deliver the relief people need, and the majority party in the state of Connecticut is waiting for Washington to bail us out instead of taking action and adopting solutions within their power to protect Connecticut families.

I want you to know that there’s a public hearing Monday morning that provides you an opportunity to share your concerns about this issue either in person (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:

Public Hearing, committees on Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services
Monday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.
  • Testify by Zoom: Go here to sign up. The deadline is Fri., Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. Speaker order will be posted on the Appropriations Committee web site by 5 p.m. the same day.
  • Submit written testimony: Email your testimony in a Word or PDF document to [email protected].gov[email protected][email protected] (Copy me on your email at [email protected])
  • If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at 860-240-0033 to leave your contact information.