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Heating aid slashed; N.E. faces burden

US spending was tied to Alaska drilling

By Susan Milligan and Rick Klein
Globe Staff / December 23, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- The federal program to help poor families heat their homes got cut to less than half the amount originally promised by Congress, because of a flurry of late-night maneuvers on Wednesday that could leave tens of thousands of New England families struggling with skyrocketing heating bills this winter. (Full article: 1062 words)

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