Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE TWEET November 17, 2016 By: Secretary Ted Dallas Energy, PSA, Public Health, The Blog The Wolf Administration wants to make sure that all Pennsylvanians are safe and healthy. So today, I would like to take the opportunity to remind Pennsylvanians that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is here to help with energy bills.LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. The program is available to both renters and homeowners. The support comes in the form of a grant, so the individual does not have to repay assistance, and goes directly to their utility company or home heating fuel provider.The LIHEAP cash and crisis program opened November 1, 2016 and is scheduled to close March 31, 2017.Applying is easy!Online applications can be completed by visiting www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit www.energysavers.gov.For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit www.dhs.pa.gov. Need Help Heating Your Home This Winter? We can help. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa has repaid $1,900 to the Office of Tax and Revenue after a newspaper questioned her about a tax break she had been claiming on her condo in Washington for years.The Des Moines Register, which brought the issue to Ernst’s attention, reports that she wrote a check to the agency’s Washington, D.C. office last week.A spokesman for the first-term Republican says the homestead tax credit claim was made in error and immediately returned when it was brought to the senator’s attention.The credit only applies to a homeowner’s primary residence, and Washington’s homestead tax application instructions specify that Congressional members are generally ineligible.Public records show Ernst had claimed the exemption in Washington and Iowa since 2016.It’s unclear if Ernst will face any penalty for the claim.