In this Sept. 19, 2011 photo, Ruth Watkins, 87, poses in Jackson, Mich. Watkins hopes she’ll be able to get energy assistance to help her pay a $1,037 propane heating bill this fall. A state-run ... more 
In this Sept. 19, 2011 photo, Ruth Watkins, 87, poses in Jackson, Mich. Watkins hopes she’ll be able to get energy assistance to help her pay a $1,037 propane heating bill this fall. A state-run program that helps pay the energy bills of low-income residents will end unless Michigan lawmakers act soon. (AP Photo/Kathy Barks Hoffman) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kathy Barks Hoffman
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 1:10 PM EDT