WPR News
8:51 pm
Mon November 21, 2005

Gov. Wants To Help Pay Heating Bills

Cheyenne, Wy – Governor Freudenthal is calling for the
state to put up 20 (M) million dollars to help Wyoming residents
get a handle on costly heating bills.
Most of that money would go into the Low Income Energy
Assistance Program, which will help an estimated 14-thousand
families this winter.
Another one-and-a-half (M) million would go into a program to
help people who are renters or who live in mobile homes to better
insulate their homes.
Freudenthal also said today (Monday) that he's leaning toward a
plan to give both residential and commercial energy consumers a
one-year tax holiday on their utility bills.
The tax-holiday proposal would cost the state an estimated 36
(M) million dollars, including both lost revenue and payments to
local governments to make up for lost revenue.