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Lawmakers talk ‘affordable heat’

SEN. CHRIS BRAY, D-Bristol, addresses participants at the first Addison County legislative breakfast in three years, held at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Vergennes this past Monday. Discussion centered on a proposed Affordable Heat Act that’s being debated in the Vermont Statehouse. James Morse, left, of the Bridport Grange and Tim Buskey of the Addison County Farm Bureau listen. Independent photo/Steve James

State lawmakers are getting ready to discuss a bill that would establish an “Affordable Heat Act,” or AHA, aimed at reducing Vermonters’ heating bills and steering them toward alternatives to fossil fuels.

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