In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, Mark and Kathy Jones pose for a photo in Lansing, Mich. The Joneses worry that a state-run energy assistance program that helped them pay a $1,000 heat bill at the end of... more 
In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, Mark and Kathy Jones pose for a photo in Lansing, Mich. The Joneses worry that a state-run energy assistance program that helped them pay a $1,000 heat bill at the end of last winter still will be available next year if they need it. Health issues have made it hard for 53-year-old Mark, an Army veteran, to keep jobs as a forklift driver and computerized machine tool operator, and Kathy is getting less work caring for the elderly in their homes. The assistance program for 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