Today, we approved $17 million in additional cold weather heating assistance funds – many residents and families who receive assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Operation Fuel will have access to funds to ensure they can heat their homes through the cold weather season.
On MLK Day, I attended the annual Rev. Dr. M.L. King and Rev. Dr. E.C. Whitehead Scholarship Breakfast hosted by the Greater Bristol Branch of the NAACP. I offered some thoughts that I hope will be something for Bristol to reflect on moving forward.
As we ring in the new year, there are some laws that become effective on January 1 that were passed during the 2023 legislative session addressing key issue areas including early voting, health and mental health, and online privacy and data protection.