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Senators Help Mainers Fill the Tanks 

The $131,000,000 heating assistance reserve was set to expire at the end of this month, which would have dispersed the money into other projects.

So senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe asked the federal government to give it to folks around the nation who need help topping off their fuel tanks before winter arrives.

Maine’s cut of the funds comes to $7,300,000.

More than 46,000 families in Maine rely on the Li-Heap program to help pay for their heating bills.