Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed January 29, 2014
Lawmakers respond to propane shortage
"Does that mean I don't fill up my tank as much as I otherwise would? Or do we set the thermostat at 55 and pile a lot of blankets on the kids' beds?"
Righter, a Republican from Mattoon, is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing emergency legislation. It would ease the cost of propane for low-income families.About 40 percent of homes in Illinois are heated by propane.